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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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Timmy Boy    

Rips gays TMZ? What he says is true you like it or not.

259 days ago
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Osweetsarah    

So this is the new thing? Being able to say something rude about someone and then he'll FREE SPEECH.

259 days ago
123.

Black Adam    

LET THE MAN BE REAL AND TELL IT LIKE IT IS! They wanted a Reality Show, so welcome to the real world.

259 days ago
124.

whitegurlhitter    

He's right

259 days ago
125.

Timmy Boy    

Seriously TMZ? He must now pay this "unspeakable" crime? Let it go.

259 days ago
126.

Bagheera    

Evander, you should have thought before you spoke. Obviously, doctors have been incapable of fixing your handicap.

259 days ago
127.

Jah36    

The year 2014! The age where men become wise in their own eyes and think they know better than thousands of years of human history. The age where men demonstrate a woeful disregard for biology and nature. Yup, this is 2014!

259 days ago
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Karl Childers    

If you're born that way it makes it okay. If it feels good then you should. Come on Evander, didn't you enjoy impregnating dozens of women? Isn't that what you were born to do. Of course it was. So why do you insist that other people torture themselves . Shouldn't gays get to enjoy themselves too? And if a person wants to drink copious amounts of alcohol or eat a lot of food, who cares? Are they hurting you? Of course not, so what's the big deal? It's not the 160...0s anymore. People take life way too seriously. Better enjoy life while you can instead of wasting your time judging other people because it doesn't last long.

259 days ago
129.

Carl    

People who make their living by being punched in the head over and over aren't known for being intelligent.

259 days ago
130.

elena    

Seriously tired of all the queers being offended so easily. Too bad people no one is interested in your nasty b.s.

259 days ago
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GolfWang #FemaleBelieber     

Some people are naturally born gay. But either way this guy was stating his opinion .

259 days ago
132.

Jewely    

I was going to make a comment on how I couldn't believe that the poll result for people agreeing was that high. Then I started reading some of the comments, now I'm just disgusted with the human race all over again. I wish you people would stop breeding.

259 days ago
133.

MissouriMedic    

It's a lifestyle choice, similar to sexual perversions such as various philias, or behavioral/lifestyle choices such as adultery. It may not be harmful to society in the same sort of way that pedophilia, for instance, is... but its no less deviant in terms of the aberrant psychiatry behind it. I personally don't care if two men want to have sex. That's their business; but you'll never convince me that it is "normal," behavior.

259 days ago
134.

Lisa    

Twitter linked me to here.
As a British person, I think BB did the right thing, many people even think he should be thrown off the show. Perhaps his beliefs are wide spread in your country (I hope not, but the comments here are suggesting so), but not in ours, so BB having a word with him was appropriate. It would be the same if he had been racist too, and rightly so.
I had no idea what the the 'A&E/"Duck Dynasty" debacle' is so I googled it. Do you guys think we watch all of your reality tv shows? !

259 days ago
135.

abby    

Perhaps when Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield's ear, the shock and presumably the pain screwed up Evander's brain. But let's face it, the man just isn't smart.

259 days ago
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