Macho, semi-retired WWE wrestler Dave Bautista won’t abide one thing– homophobia. The outspoken ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ star spoke out publicly to TMZ after boxer Manny Pacquiao made anti-gay remarks, using the scripture to support his views.
You can see the TMZ video of Bautista’s rebuttal below:
As Bautista said, his mother is a lesbian. And he is NOT about to let anyone come for her or any other members of the LGBT community.
After a fan on Twitter thanked Bautista for being an ally to the LGBT community, the Drax star responded:
Obviously no thnx necessary but I appreciate the acknowledgement. Proud son of a lesbian and anyone who has issue w/ that can suck my balls https://t.co/gHYC9puexP
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) June 6, 2017
Bautista has an autobiography called ‘Bautista Unleashed’ in which he chronicles his upbringing with a single, lesbian mother.
“I want to be able to give my mom a good life, which she deserves. I don’t want her to worry about bills. She struggled so hard for us when we were young. She did her best to keep me alive and out of jail and off the streets. I want to return some of that. I’ll never be able to do enough for my mom.”
Well, considering how successful the ‘Guardians’ movies have been for Disney/Marvel Studios, Ms. Bautista is surely not sweating any bills.
In an earlier interview, with Wrestling Deals, he said that he “never had an issue with [his] mother’s sexuality. She loved us, she cared for us and that’s all that mattered. She was with my dad for a small part of my life. After that, I don’t remember her having anything but girlfriends.”
Many heterosexual male celebrities have come out as allies to the LGBT community, including Josh Hutcherson and Nick Jonas and God bless them! But if I had to walk down a dark alley, Dave Bautista would surely be the best escort. Who’s gonna mess with Drax?
Bautista can be next seen on the big screen in ‘Hotel Artemis’, ‘Final Score’, ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘Escape Plan 2: Hades’. He and his ‘Guardians’ co-stars are currently filming ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′, directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoë Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Glenn Close is now playing in theaters.
Source: New Now Next