Evander Holyfield: Being Gay Is Like a Handicap (Video)

Evander Holyfield: Being Gay Is Like a Handicap (Video)

Retired boxer adds that homosexuality is a “choice” that “ain't right”

Perhaps Evander Holyfield can follow up his current run on “Celebrity Big Brother” with a stint on “Duck Dynasty.”

The retired boxer is catching heat after making anti-gay statements on the UK version of the reality show, likening homosexuality to a handicap that can be fixed with medical treatment.

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Holyfield also claimed that being gay is “a choice” that “ain't normal.”

The comments came as Holyfield debated the matter of homosexuality with housemate Luisa Zissman, TMZ reports.

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“If you were born and your leg would turn this way, what would you do? You'd go to the doctor and get it fixed back right,” Holyfield theorized. “You can't say that because they were born that way, you can't move that.”

Holyfield was scolded by the show's producers after the exchange.

“[E]xpressing these views will be extremely offensive to a many people,” Holyfield was told.

Holyfield replied that he was “telling her my opinion.”

Watch the exchange below.

  • Farty Fartsalot

    I guess the ear bite was justified after all.

    • john awe

      Boo hoo……….you upset

      • Farty Fartsalot

        Why don't you go back to Westboro to bitch about the queers & how horrible it is that Mitt Romney lost.

        • john awe

          Utah got good news yesterday. Yea!

  • Norman Dostal

    bigoted blacks are really strange

    • dennis+c

      Is it abnormal to be black? Don't get the two mixed up.

  • troche565

    Nothing surprises me anymore. Looking for publicity after being out of the spot light is nothing new for the no longer shinning stars. Evander's comments were well thought out knowing that it would bring publicity even if negative. ¿When was the last time Evander's name was heard in the news. Now we have. Well played.

  • CRAIG COLEMAN

    CRAIG COLEMAN
    2 days ago (edited)

    NO
    ONE HAS EVER BEEN BORN HOMOSEXUAL SINCE THE FIRST SIN WAS COMMITTED IN
    THE GARDEN OF EDEN, BUT DUE TO ADAM AND EVE DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD ALL
    MANKIND HAS A INHERITED A PREDISPOSITION TO COMMIT SIN.NO
    ONE IS BORN A MURDERER,NO ONE IS BORN A THIEF,NO ONE IS BORN A
    ADULTERER,NO ONE IS BORN A HOMOSEXUAL .THERE HAS BEEN NUMEROUS IN DEPTH
    DNA STUDIES IN ORDER TO FIND A GENE THAT IS PREVALENT IN HOMOSEXUALS
    WITH NO EVIDENCE FOUND.MOST LIKELY DUE TO THE FACT THAT HOMOSEXUALITY
    ORIGINATES IN THE SINFUL CARNAL MIND OF MEN.DNA CANNOT BE USED AS A
    TOOL TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE IS BORN GAY,DUE TO THE FACT
    THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS A CHOICE.THIS IS WHY NO HOMOSEXUAL MARKER WITHIN
    GOD'S CREATION( MANKIND ) WILL NOT EVER BE FOUND,BECAUSE IT ONLY EXISTS
    IN THE CARNAL MIND OF SINFUL MEN!ALSO EARLIER WALTER YOU MENTIONED THE
    THOUSANDS OF HIV CASE IN ATLANTA .HIV AND AIDS IS THE HORRIFIC END
    RESULT OF THE PERVERSION OF GOD'S CREATION.MANKIND'S ANUS WAS CREATED
    FOR ONE PURPOSE ONLY AND THAT WAS TO EXCRETE
    BODY WASTE (WHICH IS
    EXTREMELY TOXIC).ONCE TOXICITY ENTERS THE BLOOD STREAM THROUGH DAMAGE TO
    THE RECTAL AREA THIS RESULTS IN A COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM.THOSE
    THOUSANDS OF CASES YOU MENTION WOULD NOT BE REALITY IF THOSE INDIVIDUALS
    WOULD NOT HAVE CHOSEN THE SINFUL,CARNAL LIFESTYLE CHOICE OF
    HOMOSEXUALITY!

  • Darth Maul

    THIS… from the man who just recently lost his drivers license because of his inability to pay child support and couldn't manage his $250 million dollar fortune? How about you worry less about gays, and clean your own damn house first. F-you & the one ear pony you CAN'T afford to ride in on.

    • john awe

      A little hateful are you?

      • achuzzlewit

        I don't know, Evander definitely does have a long laundry list of less than “Christian” behavior to be running around telling other people that their sexuality/behavior is immoral.

        • john awe

          The correct answer is YES YOU ARE!

        • dennis+c

          What does one have to do with the other? We all have faults and we all have our opinions.

    • Matt

      so strip his right to an opinion? Okay well America needs to hush because we are the largest debt holder you and I know!

  • john awe

    Holyfield is correct.

    Being gay is either a genetic defect or a choice. Take your pick.

  • john awe

    The little speech by the Big Brother man was ridiculous. He lied and said a large part of society accepts the gay deviant lifestyle………….the Big Brother is a liar. Evander Holyfield was correct.

    • achuzzlewit

      We get it. You're against homosexuality. You're also in the minority, but that's fine.

      • bobfrancais

        just because someone feels that homosexuality is not natural does not mean that they are not for allowing equal rights under law for gay people. one really has nothing to do with the other.also this argument will go on for a long time same as when does life begin or many other things.

        • Urf

          Now remove the word homosexuality out of your statement and replace it with another act and tell me if it makes sense.

      • Stoney

        In the minority? Lmao, you might be in the minority on these stupid reality shows but how do you look in God's eyes? It makes no sense that someone who believes in God to say that being gay is okay, Personally if I was Evander as soon as they told me that that language would've been offensive then I would'nt have went on the show. You go Evander, just because we satan is running alot of people's lives these days and everyone is trying to hide God, He always was and will be forever! I stand for God and against sin, Including my own, I admit I'm a sinner and need help spiritually, STOP ACCEPTING SIN AS BEING RIGHT!

  • John Paul

    I'm running out of thoughts to share on this subject. Except for a handful of the “politically-correct phonies”, I don't see anybody gives one cent about gays or blacks or whatever. Around me, only people who freely express their opinions on the issues one way or the other without hesitation, and I don't see anybody extremely offended by the oppositions. Where are those people?. Do the producers of this show represent them, or do they have some numbers conducted by their own survey?.

  • bobfrancais

    He has a right to his opiion, he was being polite and not vulgar and he believes what he believes. I think this is getting crazy. people have a right to discuss how they fell about a subject and not be attacked for it. if you disagree with him then great you have a right to your opinion on this issue.

  • Matt

    That is what the gay community does. If you disagree they are offended and then they shut you down. It's like they are programming people to believe the way they want you to. The young lady that “real deal” was talking to also tried to use her quiet calm voice to make him be louder and more aggressive which did not fool me because every time Evander tried to speak she interrupted. Truly with the gay community it is only one view. Don't dare disagree or else!!! Watch again!!! That crap is a choice!

  • stoney

    And if you think being gay is equal then your highly uneducated, how is equal when with traditional relationships the world gets populated! Hey to all you gays who really do the hating, how was you brought into the world? Thanks MOM & DAD!

  • Andres

    “wise words” coming from a man that got punched in the head for a living and had his ear bitten off by a trainwreck.