Posted January 07, 2014

Evander Holyfield admonished for anti-gay comments

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Evander Holyfield held belts at both the cruiser weight and heavyweight levels. (Monica Morgan/WireImage)

Evander Holyfield held belts at both the cruiser weight and heavyweight levels. (Monica Morgan/WireImage)

Evander Holyfield has been reprimanded for his recent comments about homosexuality on the British reality show Celebrity Big Brother, according to the Associated Press.

The former heavyweight champion said on the show that being gay “ain’t normal” and was a choice. He also compared homosexuality with a birth defect, saying people should “go to the doctor and get it fixed back right.”

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According to the report, producers of the show said they spoke with Holyfield regarding his comments and advised him that his ideas “aren’t the views that are held by a large section of society, and expressing these views will be extremely offensive to many people.”


9 comments
6marK6
6marK6

I need to go Facebook that Evander has been denied his 1st amendment freedoms! 

morgus
morgus

If you don't capitulate to the gay agenda you must be destroyed!  At least that is the way "tolerance" is practiced these days with SI leading the charge.

johnnydee
johnnydee

Islam is also a view held by millions of people but that doesn't mean it isn't completely wrong.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

This world is upside down... for a free society one cannot speak without getting bullied, then why are we in other countries trying to convert them if people are turly not free to speak thier mind...

One thing he said was right... it's not the norm... and if something is not the norm that doesn't always means it's a birth defect like having an extra toe... even in the animal world the gay ones..like lions for example are quickly shun from the pride even for something simple as having a bend in the tail.... animals are not into political correctness, at least not yet because the government have not figured a way to make it happen.. animals will run you the bleep away from the group if you are not like them in every way....

Now Evander, you cannot go to the doctor and fix it .. lol i forgive Evander on all points except "One"  the years of getting his brain traumatized , it's a miracle that he can still make a sentence coherent enough to get him in trouble... One thing we do not have to ask Evander is how he feels about the female form... because his countless offsprings speak for that....

I am with you champ not against.. just get your facts right next time... We are all the same  when stripped of clothings, ranks, class and wealth... then it would be easier to treat others with the same respect you would want for yourself, because we would all be in the same boat without a pot to  p.i.s.s  in.. the funny thing,  i am sure someone gay along the way had something to do with Evander getting on the TV .. it all comes around if you think about it... keep you head up Champ... funny i was a Tyson guy back in the day, but now its all about Evander... if you think about Sega Genisis "real deal" was better than Tyson punchout... you have to hand it to marketing...


Richard--Ramirez
Richard--Ramirez

Evander once lost a battle of wits to a bag of circus peanuts.

RandallAllen
RandallAllen

I'm sure Holyfield took the reprimand in stride and isn't worried about it...