Good for The Grove!
For those of you not familiar with El Lay, The Grove is a massive, crazy popular shopping center in Tinseltown close to major production studios and often frequented by celebs.
You may have seen it on every episode of Extra!
Now there’s going to be one less celeb there though — because boxer Manny Pacquiao has been BANNED!
The shopping center banished the pro athlete due to his recent “statements of hatred” about gay people, according to media reports.
Of course, Pacquiao has come under fire for recent anti-gay remarks, last month saying same-sex marriage is “worse than animals.”
Pacquiao got into major trouble for those comments at the time, and after he went to The Grove earlier this week to shop, the center’s owners saw him on the property and decided they didn’t want him around.
Rick Caruso, the owner of The Grove, said in a statement about Pacquiao’s views:
“These are statements of hatred. A lot of people from the gay community come to The Grove and they have a right not to feel uncomfortable. Manny Pacquiao is no longer welcome.”
Bravo, Mr. Caruso!!!
Guess an apology isn’t gonna do it for you this time, Manny!
What do U think — should Manny have been banned from The Grove?!
Let us know in the comments (below)!
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