It’s no secret, Manny Pacquiao’s fans and supporters have had a hard time dealing with the brutal knockout the Filipino congressman suffered at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8, and things don’t seem to be getting any better.
Apparently, they’re now taking out their frustration on teenage pop singer Justin Bieber.
An associate of the “Money Team,” Bieber made fun of Pacquiao’s humiliating loss by posting a series of Photoshopped images of Manny taking a nap on the canvas. As a result, Filipino lawmakers condemned Bieber’s behavior in a written statement, threatening to ban the pop sensation from the Philippines.
“Mr. Bieber should have known that the Hon. Pacquiao has reached his stature as such as a result of sheer hard work, determination and firm belief in God, and despite such stature best exemplifies humility and grace even in defeat,” Filipino lawmakers stated, per The Telegraph.
I’m guessing Filipino lawmakers aren’t aware of the fact that about a quarter of their constituents live in poverty, while over half of the people in the Philippines barely make ends meet. Otherwise, why would they have some much free time for absolute nonsense?
Of course, Pacquiao added fuel to the stupidity, issuing a statement that he’ll pray for Bieber.
I personally don’t find Bieber’s pictures to be funny — lame would be a more appropriate word — but the reaction by Filipino lawmakers is uncalled for. Bieber is a proud Mayweather supporter, so it’s not that surprising he decided to take a few shots at Manny.
Pacquiao gets a lot of misdirected hate thrown at him, simply because of his fans. They’ve polluted boxing forums with unintelligent, thoughtless comments for years, which is why a large number of hardcore fans were happy to see Manny lose. Not because they dislike the guy, but rather, because they hoped it would finally shut his worshippers up.
Unfortunately, things aren’t working out as expected and the stupidity continues.