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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 

  • Good For Them
  • Shame On Them

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76.

Pidge    

Opinions are like a**holes...everyone has one.

102 days ago
77.

INTHEZONE    

an 'abnormal' gay population would be gone in 100 years

102 days ago
78.

Mojo    

Holyfield is a joke

102 days ago
79.

INTHEZONE    

a 'normal' straight population would survive forever
coz they would reproduce

102 days ago
80.

INTHEZONE    

I wish gnats & flies were gay

102 days ago
81.

INTHEZONE    

of course
worms
f"'k themselves
to reproduce

102 days ago
82.

RD    

Saying that being gay can be fixed is almost like saying that being black can be fixed. Your sexuality is determined around the age of 3 and then it is set.

102 days ago
83.

Jillkp    

Well then he should fix ugly. Looks like his money could help his loud mouth.

102 days ago
84.

pattycake    

brain dead

102 days ago
85.

INTHEZONE    

saying gay can be fixed is like saying schizophrenia or diabetes can be fixed

102 days ago
86.

stan    

This is how most black men think. Which proves most of them have no brains , little education & a HUGE criminal record!

102 days ago
87.

INTHEZONE    

why were gay men given sperm??

102 days ago
88.

INTHEZONE    

seems the gays are saying gay is a birth defect
birth defects aren't normal

102 days ago
89.

ganjie    

when your "belief" is not true..do we still have to respect it? its like saying the earth is flat...must we respect idiots who think that way, or attempt to teach them. they are slowing down all human progress.

102 days ago
90.

static    

He reflects the majority of people's opinions in the world on homosexuality so take a midol and deal with it.

102 days ago
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