Pacquiao apologizes to gay community; mob backtracks but does not apologize!/scoopbox/status/203065906492997632

Twitchy told you yesterday about the firestorm that erupted over homophobic remarks falsely attributed to boxer Manny Pacquiao.

An outfit calling itself Courage Campaign spread the false quote in tweets such as these:

You might think that Pacquiao is owed an apology for being smeared. Instead,  Pacquiao is the one who is apologizing: “To the gay community, I apologize. I’m against same-sex marriage, but I’m not condemning you.”

Courage Campaign welcomed rapprochement with Pacquiao:

Courage Campaign did not, however, retract its incorrect tweets or apologize for smearing the boxer. Not exactly courageous.

The Grove rescinded its ban on Pacquiao, but neither The Grove nor its owner, Rick Caruso, has seen fit to tweet an apology. Caruso’s most recent tweet:

  • Pablo

    We hope his journey will lead him to see marriage is civil, not religious.

    Nah, they’re not trying to fundamentally change marriage! Whoomp, there it is.

  • BO_stinks

    so some mall is excluding someone because of their religious beliefs? wow, how intolerant.

  • MPCpiano

    Have you ever been to The Grove?? I would definitely throw away my beliefs for a chance to shop at this upscale westside mall.