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Manny Pacquiao’s Offensive Antigay Comments Condemned By HBO Which Will Still Broadcast His Fight

manny-pacquiao-2Next month Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. are scheduled to meet in a Pay-Per-View bout. We have an obligation to both fighters and, therefore, will proceed to produce and distribute that event. However, we felt it important to leave no uncertainty about our position on Mr. Pacquiao’s recent comments toward the LGBTQ community. We consider them insensitive, offensive and deplorable. HBO has been a proud home to many LGBTQ stories and couldn’t approach this event without clearly voicing our opinion.”An official statement released to the media by HBO in response to the continued antigay rhetoric spewed by boxer Manny Pacquiao ahead of the April 9 telecast