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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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tgrfan42069    

big brother is the toilet of reality tv any ways.bunch of cat ladies with no lives watch the ****.then go on twitter and what not after the season is over to issue death threats to the ones who do not play for their favorite.which usually tends to be a guy the ladies are in love with

293 days ago
152.

goobah    

Vote Phil Robertson For President

293 days ago
153.

Tracy    

Good for him, we as Americans are entitled to their opinions!

293 days ago
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Idiotsallofya    

Wow tmz, bet u didnt expect so many ppl to disagree with ur chode sucking tactics of trying to shame ppl for their religious beliefs. Backfired right on u

293 days ago
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goobah    

So I read a article about a nfl player on tmz coming under fire for calling a gay guy a queen lmao wow really gay people are so stupid last time I checked most gay men wanted to be a woman and said they should of been born a woman umm I know alot of women that loves to be called a queen or treated like one smh gay people just need to go in a closet and starve

293 days ago
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bullstank    

This so-called christian has at least 11 illigitimate children. How christian is that?? Still, he is allowed to express his opinion, no matter how hypocritical. But in my opinion, as i am proud to be able to convey, he is one if the biggest pieces of sh*t out there. Most black athletes are having at least one baby out of wedlock. And that is not racist...its the truth. There is no moral standard among them. Sad that no one says anything about it except in comment sections such as these.

293 days ago
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Vernon    

"when Evander was taken to a private room, where producers RIPPED him for expressing his beliefs."

The room in question is called THE DIARY ROOM. Why don't you just stick to reporting about things that happen in the states, because you obviously can't be bothered to do a bit of research.

293 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

What do you expect from a guy like this? There are people who believe in ghosts and alien abductions so Evander is not alone in his beliefs about gays. Not what I believe, but so what?

293 days ago
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jdubu2    

Ignorance comes in all shapes ans sizes, but only humans are homophobic....

293 days ago
160.

orksters    

say what you think

293 days ago
161.

Letsbereasonable    

So what?! It's his opinion geesh! Enough of this madness!

293 days ago
162.

Tabby Catt    

He's been hit in the head a few too many times.

293 days ago
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goobah    

Why are gay people so dramatic and always talking equal rights get over it he's stating his opinion I'm sure when they made all the rights they wasn't thinking about gay people and people talk about people everyday if that's the case everybody who talks about someone is taking away there equality yea right

293 days ago
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rachel000    

Someone from an inferior race said this; A race that drains the government, fills up our prisons and keeps reproducing. Dude, i know you have limited brain capacity, but shut up.

293 days ago
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Sadie    

I'm really surprised at the liberals who are talking crap about black people on here, yet they didn't bring up the race of Phil when he made his gay remarks. I hope black people wake up and see you all are just as bigoted as republicans.

293 days ago
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