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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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136.

abby    

Perhaps when Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield's ear, the shock and presumably the pain screwed up Evander's brain. But let's face it, the man just isn't smart.

206 days ago
137.

marmar    

777jackasss F U

206 days ago
138.

Soda pop    

Looks like some majurian candidate stuff

206 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

the born gay stuff is complete bs.put forth by the agenda pushers. its a conjured up lie to force acceptance.see its like this the thinking they have.." if they know we choose this they wont accept it.but if we tell them its beyond our control they will look mean if they do not accept it" its rather simple.in fact scientists have disprove the born gay crap.but of course the media ignores it.

206 days ago
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summer days    

Being gay is about as much of a choice as what color you are or what parents you are born too. Truth. It is the way the brain is wired.

206 days ago
141.

Cathr76    

He has every right to his opinion .. God

206 days ago
142.

Jenn    

So 40% of you hate gay people so much that you're also going to agree with the fact that handicaps are simply the result of people who have been too lazy to have them fixed by doctors? 40% of you need to find yourself a doctor who can "fix" stupid.

206 days ago
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summer days    

Why would anybody choose to be gay? Makes no sense.

206 days ago
144.

ok    

Freedom of speech...is gone?
Yet, TMZ makes sure you're crucified if you say anything against the gays.

206 days ago
145.

stonedinseattle    

I'm so sick of people using that book as a reason to be a bigot. I haven't read much of it myself but from what I've heard the author sounds like an a§§hole!

206 days ago
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MYKE TYSON    

so its a popularity contest

as they tell EH "they arent the views held by a large portion of society"

typical leftists

so his opinion, right or wrong isnt whats important

BUT POPULARITY IS


TYPICAL LEFTISTS

206 days ago
147.

caleb jones    

so he can't even have an opinion? he wasn't even using offensive language . screw u bb uk

206 days ago
148.

goobah    

***s ***s ***s ***s ***s ewww gay people ewww

206 days ago
149.

goobah    

Gay people make a decision to be gay people were born to reproduce man and woman not 2 guys or 2 women

206 days ago
150.

cari    

Being black is worse. He should be a slave, the bible even says so.

206 days ago
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