The Grove lifts ban on Manny Pacquiao; Pinoy boxer apologizes to the gay community Read: bit.ly/JK9t6D—
PEP Webmaster (@scoopbox) May 17, 2012
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The Grove rescinded its ban on Pacquiao, but neither The Grove nor its owner, Rick Caruso, has seen fit to tweet an apology.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: