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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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Derick F.    

Maybe he should return to Georgia and continue to drive his beat up dodge neon around like he has been doing.... And yes it really is a beat up ride.

201 days ago
92.

en Todo Momento!!    

yeah, it's soo normal, that it only affects 'hot stud white males' --who then also only very coincidentally end up in very lucrative and very well situated lifestyles or occupations. funny, huh? i mean it's the same type of 'normal' of how 'being a gangster' is. this also only seems to affect mainly 'thugged out african american males'. yeah, it's normal as well. just an outrageous comparison, because people seem to fall for some serious bull, when there's pretty obvious facts right in front of you that lots of gays are encouraged to be gay (as well as volunteer), because of social perks and privileges that come along with it.

201 days ago
93.

Mr Bob Dobalina    

I'm so sensitive. Wa wa wa...... I'm so offended...... wa wa wa...... :(

201 days ago
94.

Lebowski    

Why should he apologize? He's entitled to his opinion. The Bible condemns homosexuality and as a Christian he does too. What's the big deal?

201 days ago
95.

Rusty Shackleford    

IMO homophobic should be the term to describe the ***s, not the ones who dont like them.
srsly.
because anyone who voices their opinion gets pounded by the pro gay crowd with unen***bered hate, because they're afraid of what they are being told.
good for holyfield for sticking to his guns. i'm sick of anyone telling me who i can or cant dislike, agree or disagree with, hate, loathe, pity, w/e.
most of all i'm sick of the gays throwing hissy fits over anything anyone says.

201 days ago
96.

Pittsburgh Storm    

A big fat WHO CARES!!!

201 days ago
97.

me    

Agreed, tmz. He's not right, but people act like they have to be the thought police

201 days ago
98.

billybob    

Holyfield knows, you can beat the s.hit out of everyone! A good smacking is the right medicine to cure every gay bastard. . .

201 days ago
99.

P Red    

It's sad that these days it wrong NOT to be gay! I mean really!!! I don't go around passing judgment because only God can do that, but I will not pretend that being is right either! It's wrong flat out!! A clear indication besides anything else is the fact that same sex couples can't reproduce!

201 days ago
100.

John     

I brought my child up to not care "what others say about you." Did everyone forget that lesson? Who cares what anyone thinks about what you do?!!!!

201 days ago
101.

yes...    

My kids no gay is not ok....

201 days ago
102.

Jay    

Harvey will talk about this for the rest of the week!

201 days ago
103.

Ron Fing Swanson    

Ha Holyfield is the real Rocky, he's punch drunk. This whole gay agenda is going overboard, someone can't state their opinion without it being considered ripping gays.

201 days ago
104.

elpablo    

Good for him. He's exactly right. It is a sickness that can be cured. Just like alcoholism, drug addiction, adultery, lust, etc. It's sad that members of the TMZ staff feel that the Bible is offensive. I wish they wouldn't cherry pick their intolerance of peoples' religious beliefs. Hopefully they one day see the light and realize how ridiculous their misguided support for perverted behavior really is.

201 days ago
105.

DirkDiggler    

I never saw a gay dude smoke weed. Maybe weed is the cure for gayness. Or maybe it's like kryptonite to them...

201 days ago
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