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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??

Evander's views ...

  • I Agree
  • He's Insane

BB UK 

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  • Shame On Them

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61.

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!

106 days ago
62.

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.

106 days ago
63.

bring back recent posts    

Prejudice is lack of knowledge.

106 days ago
64.

Ginger    

He's been hit one too many times

106 days ago
65.

devil's advocate    

Maybe they were talking in his bad ear that Tyson bit off and he didn't really hear the question.

106 days ago
66.

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!

106 days ago
67.

Dfer    

It's also a perversion is my opinion... It's wanting to have a sexual relationship with your same sex.

106 days ago
68.

a3196    

People have a right to their own opinion.
That said his comparison to people with disability and "being able to fix them" needs to be clarified. Some disabilities cannot be fixed like brain damage at birth or down syndrome. Homosexuality IS a choice, it is a lifestyle not a birth gene. I have known the gay community for 35 years and not one of them are "born gay" - they all admit it is a life choice.

106 days ago
69.

Lauren    

Glad you finally put the story up, after I told you about it TMZ. Big Brother is only trying to help him, in the UK people are much more open about sexuality. Unfortunately, the trashy UK tabloids will make a huge story out of this and will slate him so much. Just google Jade Goody Celebrity Big Brother.

106 days ago
70.

marius bir    

how is a doctor or a pill going to stop you from wanting to suck a slck?

106 days ago
71.

Donna    

Being gay isn't a "choice," but being an a**hole is.

106 days ago
72.

DirkDiggler    

Evander needs enlightenment. He should read "The Gay Man and The Wildcat" by Claude Balls

106 days ago
73.

marmar    

So many hit in the head make him IDIOT and the doctor can't fix u

106 days ago
74.

INTHEZONE    

fyi
gay is NOT 'normal'
males & females were made to reproduce TOGETHER

106 days ago
75.

exoticbt    

I created an account here just now so I can tell TMZ to shove this article (and their agenda) up their a$$. Although they'd probably enjoy that.

The media and the homo groups don't want pro-gay tolerance. Instead, they DEMAND that you agree with them or they will cruficy you. Fact is, homosexuality IS a lifestyle choice. No one is born gay. Just like no one is born with a natural instinct to only love asians, or blacks, or whites, or hispanics. You CHOOSE it.

Good for people like Holyfield for expressing his beliefs.

106 days ago
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