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Pacquiao mocked as his official IG account comments on 22-year-old woman’s livestream

/ 07:54 PM September 26, 2017
Arzaylea Rodriguez

Image: Instagram/@Arzaylea

Senator Manny Pacquiao caught netizens’ attention when he left comments on the livestream of Arzaylea Rodriguez, a 22-year-old American who counts the likes of Kylie Jenner as friends.

Twitter users took screencaps of Rodriguez’s Instagram livestream where the boxer’s verified account is seen to have commented “Hello!” and “Where are you from?”

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Arzaylea, Manny Pacquiao

Image: Screen grab via Instagram/@arzaylea

While Pacquiao’s account may be managed by a team, it didn’t stop netizens finding amusement at the prospect of the 38-year-old politician taking interest in an Instagram blogger.

The senator’s fidelity was put into question:

Image: Screen grab via Twitter

Others weren’t even surprised:

Image: Screen grab via Twitter

Some mused that it was simply an innocent exchange:

Image: Screen grab via Twitter

Image: Screen grab via Twitter

And one noted that at least he was present for a live chat; as a House representative, Pacquiao has been remarkable for his absenteeism:

Image: Screen grab via Twitter

READ: Pacquiao attended 3rd session of 16th Congress only once—House record

If it were really Pacquiao himself, a netizen pointed out the irony in his being homophobic and showing interest in a woman nearly half his age:

Image: Screen grab via Twitter

READ: Pacquiao refuses to back down on gay slurs: ‘I’m just stating the truth’

Still, another said he should’ve gone for subtlety and just send the girl direct messages:

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Image: Screen grab via Twitter

Perhaps the senator can squeeze in some social media 101 between trainings and hearings. JB

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