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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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46.

christy    

Offensive language WTF who was the prick talking to EH? I wonder if Al Sharpton and those Idiots are going to come and attack since EH is a black man?? This will play out completely different because he's black!!

291 days ago
47.

RaineeDrops    

New Headline.....

"TMZ RIPS Any Anti-Gay Belief and Wants Tolerance All The While They Don't Practice Tolerance Themselves Of Other's Right To Have a Differing Opinion or Belief, In Which Could Be Fixed By Practicing What They Expect From Others As Well"

291 days ago
48.

Donny D    

If he's wrong and it can't be "fixed", then why are there do***ented cases where gay's have in fact gone straight??

291 days ago
49.

flora68    

Yeah, and he can just decide not to be black. This steroid- abusing hypocrite has no room to judge ANYONE on ANY subject! He has fathered eleven children with six different women but thinks gay people (AND disabled people) decided to be that way, and could go to the doctor to "get fixed". What a moron!

291 days ago
50.

DirkDiggler    

I was born a poor, gay child.

291 days ago
51.

chifred    

He outta worry about his kids

291 days ago
52.

scoopie    

TMZ, I'm so proud of you for admitting that big brother was trying to "impose morality" on holyfield. Free speech for all

291 days ago
53.

Nicetaseeya     

yeah, it's not becoming miltant fascism or anything

291 days ago
54.

mary    

freedom of speech is one thing and being ignorant is something else...i

291 days ago
55.

Robae    

I'd still ****.

291 days ago
56.

Jenn    

Why can't he have an opinion?

291 days ago
57.

Chweener    

Ignorant!

291 days ago
58.

stan    

Not a shock to me. This is how most black men think, which proves why most of them have no brains & very little education a big criminal record!

291 days ago
59.

TMP    

Despite your PERSONAL opinions, I think the only people who can tell you about what it's like to be gay are gay people. You don't have to believe in it, or agree with it, but if you're straight, I don't think that your opinion on whether it's 'normal' or whether you're 'born that way' is relevant.

291 days ago
60.

bring back recent posts    

Prejudice is lack of knowledge.

291 days ago
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