Well, now I’m just going to be forced to watch Guardians of the Galaxy 2

This ignorant fundamentalist boxer, Manny Pacquiao, made a comment about gays being worse than animals and deserving of those biblical punishments (he’s lost big endorsements over it, too). But I do rather like Dave Bautista’s taciturn reaction.

Drax is very literal-minded, but empathic at the same time.


  1. marcoli says

    Good for Mr. Bautista. But for me even this is not enough to get me to watch G of the G II. *Shudder*

  2. actias says

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. I’m glad he didn’t take the bait and sink to Pacquiao’s level with threats and ad hominem attacks.

  3. says

    Manny Pacquiao, made a comment about gays being worse than animals

    What a pity Mr. Pacquiao is unaware that he is an animal himself.

  4. says

    LykeX @ 6:

    I like that video. Simple and reasonable. Didn’t fall into the trap of going “I’d fuck him up!”

    A person might be tempted to think his lesbian mom raised him right or something.

  5. dick says

    I heard that Pacquiao made the comments, in a language other than English, to people who might vote for him. I guess he didn’t think it would get out into the wider world. He knows better than to do that in English.

    I’ve lost respect for him now. He’s just another self-serving religious bigot.

  6. Gregory Greenwood says

    Other than his role as Drax, I knew almost nothing about Dave Bautista’s until just now, but this video is more than enough to know I respect him far more than this bigoted Pacquiao idiot. Not only did he stand on principle with regard to equality, but as LykeX observed @ 6, he didn’t descend to the level of grandstanding or threats despite the attempts by the interviewer to bait him into it.

  7. F.O. says

    Not sure I understand all Bautista mutters, but I’m happy that he didn’t take the bait the interviewer gave him.

    Paquiao said something idiotic AND THEN managed to up the ante and say something outright evil.
    The prospect that such a person may gain political power is terrifying and I don’t even live in the Philippines; I hope he gets his ass kicked badly in the elections.

    Also, I hope someone forces him to watch this all the way through https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFeXwKnCUNI

  8. Athywren - not the moon you're looking for says

    I’m actually kind of tempted, just to find out if that site has time travel technology.
    (It doesn’t. It’s a scam. Don’t follow those links.)

    Also, go team Bautista! I’ve never been a wrestling fan, but I’m a hell of a big, scary green dude fan!

  9. laurentweppe says

    But that was someone using a book!

    In Soviet Russia Eastern Transia, Books Use You