Floyd Mayweather voiced his support for gay couples after Manny Pacquiao's anti-gay comments.
Floyd Mayweather voiced his support for gay rights after Manny Pacquiao drew fire for anti-gay comments.
Pacquiao, 37, commented on same–sex couples as part of his current campaign to be elected to the Philippine Senate.
"It's common sense,” Pacquiao told TV5 network. “Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male from female. If men mate with men and women mate with women they are worse than animals.”
Mayweather shared his support for same-sex couples in an interview with TMZ while jewelry shopping in Manhattan.
“I think we should all stay positive,” Mayweather said. “I feel that we should let people live their lives the way they want to live their lives. I have nothing against anyone. To each his own.”
Mayweather's most recent comments reiterate his sentiments from 2012, when he shared his support of President Obama and gay couples on Twitter.
I stand behind President Obama & support gay marriage. I'm an American citizen & I believe people should live their life the way they want.— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) May 16, 2012
Pacquiao later apologized on all of his social media channels on Tuesday morning.
Pacquiao will fight Timothy Bradley on April 9.