Manny Pacquiao Barred From 'Extra' Interview at the Grove After Bashing Gay Marriage
Below, the Grove's explanation as to why Pacquiao isn't welcome at its Fairfax campus. Ever. Again.
"Based on news reports of statements made by Mr. Pacquiao we have made it be known that he is not welcome at The Grove and will not be interviewed here now or in the future. The Grove is a gathering place for all Angelenos and not a place for intolerance."
We wouldn't be surprised if this un-endorsement becomes the first of many. Pacquiao has an insane amount of high-profile athletic sponsors, including Hewlett-Packard and Hennessy, who probably don't want to align themselves with such extreme anti-gay sentiments.
Because... uh... "put to death"? You just don't say that kind of thing in 21st century America.
And he always seemed like such a nice guy. Here's the boxer in an interview with Mario Lopez a couple years back, talking about (what else?) his faith:
Creepy yet completely unrelated fact: Pacquiao and Lopez each have 463,000-odd followers on Twitter. And as of Tuesday night, they both have yet to acknowledge to those followers that their get-together at the Grove might not go down as planned.