New Delhi: Former WWE-turned-actor Dave Bautista became the latest celebrity to slam boxing legend Manny Pacquiao's recent anti-gay comments.
"My opinion on that is that he's a f---ing idiot. My mom happens to be a lesbian, so I don't f---ing take that s--t. I don't think it's funny,” Guardians of the Galaxy star told TMZ.
"If anyone called my mother an animal, I'd stick a foot in his ass. That's his opinion, but I don't appreciate it," he further added.
Despite Pacman's apology, Bautista said his respect for the boxer had diminished considerably.
"You can't go back on that one, there's no coming back from that. I still look up to him as a fighter. It's just his personal views, you know, they're just s--t. I don't know where he's even coming up with this garbage. It makes me respect him a lot less," he said.
The Philippine Catholic church on Sunday defended boxing hero Manny Pacquiao for his opposition to gay marriage, saying he was only quoting the Bible.
But Father Jerome Secillano also said over radio station DZMM that Pacquiao should respect homosexuals and not judge and condemn them after the eight-division world champion last week described them as worse than animals.
Secillano, executive secretary of the Catholic bishops' public affairs office, said: "This is really in the Bible. There is this quote he (Pacquiao) uses from the Bible and we cannot change that."
(With Agency inputs)