Nike just did it and dropped Manny Pacquiao


Nike has officially announced that it dropped the world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao as its endorser after the congressman’s derogatory remarks about those in a same-sex relationship being “worse than animals.”

“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent. Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community. We no longer have a relationship with Manny Pacquiao.” Nike said in a statement on Wednesday.

Rutgers University graduate Aries Dela Cruz launched a petition on urging Nike to drop Pacquiao.

“Pacquiao’s expressions of homophobia and bigotry disqualifies him from being honored, endorsed and sponsored by one of the world’s largest publicly-traded and owned athletic companies, particularly one that is celebrated and well-known for their promotion of sportsmanship and excellence,” Dela Cruz said with more than 1,600 signatures as of Wednesday.

Not to mention attempts of activitists to make the #droppacman hashtag trend on social media as well.