Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield reportedly feels ‘some kinda way’ about homosexuality.
Holyfield, recently returned to London to participate in UK Celebrity Big Brother where he’s been caught up in a scandal after speaking out about his religious beliefs regarding the Gheys.
Apparently brother Holyfield thinks that being sexually attracted to the opposite sex is a choice and that being gay is ‘not normal’ but an affliction that can be “fixed” with the care of a good doctor.
Details + watch video of Evander’s statements below…
According to TMZ:
Evander 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.
He never apologized but the financially strapped boxer needs the money he’s being paid to be on the UK based reality show, so it appears he’s going to ‘grin and bear it’ and keep his beliefs to himself for the remainder of his appearance on the show.