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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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Keksi    

Doctors can not fix homosexuality (not that I know),only exorcism and God can do it and that is if person treated WANTS to be cured.

Satanist have convinced everyone that homosexuality is normal so most people dont take cure serious and even ridicule it.

Then again same people elected Bush and Obama twice so we are not talking some higher intelligent race but just peasants that believe whatever they see on TV.

259 days ago
32.

Nick    

He seems old enough and experienced enough not to be so ignorant. Who will educate him?

259 days ago
33.

PossumKing    

Hmmm waiting for Fox News to support this dude! Freedom of Speech Right

259 days ago
34.

Mayu    

here's a shocker. Some people don't think being Gay is a choice... but the act of homosexuality is. Just like being straight isn't a choice... but having straight sex is. And just as some believe sex before marriage is sinful... they believe the act of homosexuality is sinful. Big deal. Is being gay the ONLY thing that defines you? if it isn't... get over the fact some people don't agree with the homosexual lifestyle, and move onto the next topic you can agree on.

259 days ago
35.

Bebe630    

He is ignorant and that can't be fixed!!! Not sure why anyone really cares about another persons sexuality, we really live in a boring world when you're do concerned with who other people love

259 days ago
36.

Rocco Siffredi    

Woho! Stupidity strikes again!

259 days ago
37.

FLO    

Ignorance is a choice that can be fixed!!!

259 days ago
38.

RaineeDrops    

we all know how GLAAD works, they are probably already making contacts for their bullying and stone throwing smear campaign in .....5....4....3....

259 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

uh oh holyfield dared to speak some truth.the propaganda pushing liberals wont like this

259 days ago
40.

TMZCrazy    

I guess when your brain is as small as a pea you say dumb things like that.

259 days ago
41.

bugthecat    

I guess Evan is gay and made the choice to be a heterosexual then.

259 days ago
42.

RaineeDrops    

and here comes the TMZ gay activist's witch-hunt, lather, rinse, repeat, just change the name from Phil to Evander.

259 days ago
43.

DirkDiggler    

Jenny McCarthey could fix homosexuality. It's a scientific fact

259 days ago
44.

strategery    

How are his statements offensive to ANYBODY??!!!! Is there a person on the planet that can tell me that he did not state FACTS???? ANSWER: NO........LGBT=STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

259 days ago
45.

Usagi-chan    

Evander will now become the newest hero for Americas small minded bigots. They'll get in bed with a black man as long as he's not GAY!

259 days ago
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