Many people have spoken out in criticism of the anti-gay comments made by Manny Pacquiao recently, and now Ronda Rousey is weighed in on the topic.
You’d expect someone like Ronda to really lay the smack down, but the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion took a more reserved approach.
When speaking to TMZ, Ronda pointed out that many people – Pacquiao included – use their religion as a way to justify their beliefs, even if they go against the core teachings of that religion.
She said: “I understand that a lot of people use religion as a reason to be against gay people, but there was no ‘Thou Shall Not Be Gay. God never said that, and I really think that our pope now is boss. He was saying something the other day that religion should be all-encompassing and should be about loving everyone. And I think people take the wrong message sometimes.”
Ronda Rousey also spoke on the comments she recently made on The Ellen Show, where she revealed that her loss against Holly Holm deeply affected her.
“I feel like there’s been an overly negative light on [discussing suicidal thoughts]. It’s something real people are going through, not something like a weakness that we should condemn. It’s really heavily affected our family…anything I can do to make sure it affects as few people as possible, I’d be happy to do that.”