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Evander Holyfield

Rips Gays on Big Brother UK

It's a Choice and Can Be Fixed

1/5/2014 10:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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010514-evander-holyfield-launch-3Evander Holyfield told a housemate on "UK Celebrity Big Brother" that being gay is no different than being handicapped ... because a doctor can fix both ... and was immediately SCOLDED like a child by "BB" producers.

Holyfield made the comments Sunday -- during his first week in the BB house -- when reality star Luisa Zissman asked him if there were any gay boxers in the sport.

Holyfield -- a deeply religious Christian --cited the bible and said homosexuality is NOT a choice ... but rather something like a "handicap" ... something doctors can fix.

Zissman respectfully disagreed with Evander ... and it seemed the two were ready to move on with their lives ... when Evander was taken to a private room, where producers RIPPED him for expressing his beliefs.

In fact, "BB" producers called Evander's comments "inappropriate" because they "aren't the views that are held by a large section of society."

Holyfield says he understood that his comments could be considered offensive ... but never apologizes.

This whole situation reminds us why we revolted against England ... so we could have the freedom to express our religious and other beliefs ... no matter how offensive.

As bad as Evander is .. the show is being RIDICULOUS. Didn't they they learn anything from the A&E/"Duck Dynasty" debacle??

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LoganJackson    

ooooh he's in trouble!!

253 days ago
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I'm Awesome admit it     

And just like the last 3 times I said till you gays respect our freedom of speech you don't deserve gay marriage till things like GLAAD go away cause they don't respect out right since we disagree with gay marriage

253 days ago
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killerbotics    

Well at least TMZ has someone else to complain about now other than Phil.

253 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

You can fix a disability. Obviously been hit in the head one time too many

253 days ago
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Roxxiee    

Just because you don't believe in homosexuality doesn't make you a homophobe! You can't make people accept it that don't want to. Stop trying... please and thank you !

253 days ago
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Tarington    

Okay, just like someone (aka doctor) can fix your career in boxing after your retirement. What a f**king script to gain publicity, think about it, took a page right out of Phil's book. The more insanely offensive you are, the more fans/publicity you get.

253 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

He's right

253 days ago
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JiLL1    

Can't gay people just be left alone to live? Jeez, only God should judge not some boxer or a duck guy

253 days ago
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adamkillsit    

Evander Holyfield speaks from experience. He used to like penis but he was 'fixed'

253 days ago
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mezuyaf    

"So tired of being forced to agree with the Gay agenda. Enough! I'm entitled to my own opinions.“ - every straight man, USA.

253 days ago
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wow ew    

Being gay is mental. Not sure if doctors can cure it but it's definitely a choice. I think the gay agenda is a joke. When their own, like Cynthia Nixon says that she CHOOSES to be a woman they turned on her so fast cause they know it's true. They don't want people to know the truth and that's a fact.

253 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Here come the limp wrist sissies illogically defending the spreading of buttcheeks (can that produce a kid?) and the spreading of AIDs

253 days ago
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mezuyaf    

being gay is gay.

253 days ago
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firebaby    

oh snap here comes harvey and the big rainbow smear campaign... let's see how many red-box stories we're gonna get this week about holyfield's past now that he's stated his opinion....

253 days ago
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Moe Greene    

It's a known fact that the black community hates gays.

253 days ago
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