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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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Bob    

B-list American Christian celebrities starting to make homophobic comments in a pathetic attempt earn some cash? I call that the Phil Robertson Effect.

293 days ago
212.

Umanyways    

Mike Tyson should bite off his ear again, but this time both of them.

293 days ago
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jerseyclark    

You cant fix stupid!

293 days ago
214.

saywhatiwant    

go tell them *** suckers to go suck it!!!

293 days ago
215.

Wills    

Someone needs to bite off his other ear

293 days ago
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DrTyrell    

This whole ****ing gay thing being LITERALLY used as "thought police" is completely ****ed. I work with and idolize several gay professionals who agree this is a horrible way to try and achieve equality. Living a decent life in from of others converts more hearts than anything.

293 days ago
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TheMarshmallowMan    

Who cares, most young americans support equal rights, its the older generation that doesn't accept it due to growing up in a different time. Stop listening to a few trolls that spend all day on TMZ lol

293 days ago
218.

Brandon    

Another example on where we come from.He hasn't come as far yet.Were all different.Peace.

293 days ago
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jay    

TMZ. Why dont you get your facts right!!! England has plenty of free speech. But they are believe strongly in equality and dont want some hateful american bible thumping moron spreading his bile!! Half of america is still brainwashed by this religion bull****. The UK is trying to escape it! No place for bigotry in modern society.

293 days ago
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jay    

TMZ. Why dont you get your facts right!!! England has plenty of free speech. But they are believe strongly in equality and dont want some hateful american bible thumping moron spreading his bile!! Half of america is still brainwashed by this religion bull****. The UK is trying to escape it! No place for bigotry in modern society.

293 days ago
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Nightwatch83    

Very hypocritical of you to criticise England when you were making such a big deal about Duck Dynasty and Phil's comments.. It was all you went on about for days. I think while he was wrong in his views, they can't really punish him because it's what he believes to be true and he hasn't attacked anyone on the show for being gay but BB had to tell him he was wrong for voicing these opinions otherwise they'd be in the firing line

293 days ago
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nick    

Being gay is not a choice...you can't fix it....acting upon your feeling is a choice.....this guy is making Christians look bad fot uttering such foolishness.....

293 days ago
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nick    

Being gay ...that is having the attraction to the same sex is not a choice just like being handicapp is not a choice.....they are both flaws.....but acting upon your feeling is a CHOICE ...if you CHOOSES to have sexual relations with the same sex.then it is a sin

293 days ago
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uruseless    

Nice going TMZ (The Moron Zone). You have a way to draw the idiots into the open. The religious zealots just pop right up with their BS based on a some books of fictions that perpetrate the biggest hoax ever. The crap written by L Ron Hubbard is as factual as all the rest of the lies devised to control mankind. The world is filled with idiots and The Moron Zone certainly has more than its fair share.

TMZ shouldn't have any pride in what they have created.

293 days ago
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nick    

If God meant for 2 men to have sex then he would have provided an entry for the penis.....the anus/butt is an exit passageway only

293 days ago
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