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.
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.
“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.