Posted January 06, 2014

Evander Holyfield Makes Anti-Gay Remarks on British Reality Show

News, TV

Evander Holyfield is apparently now appearing on the British reality show Celebrity Big Brother, the spin-off of a Dutch reality show spin-off that you may know best from its American spin-off. And on said show, Holyfield recently made some pretty bizarre remarks about homosexuality, when asked by housemate and alleged British celebrity Luisa Zissman if there were any gay boxers.

You can watch for yourself, but he basically calls homosexuality something to be fixed by comparing it to being born with your leg on backwards (huh?). He later obfuscates his views on homosexuality by referring to it as a choice; either way, he’s waving a giant flag of ignorance.

Now the channel that broadcasts the show in the United Kingdom could be facing an investigation from Ofcom, the British airwave regulatory agency, in a move that seems a tad ironic, given the show’s title. For his part, Holyfield has neither apologized nor been kicked off the show yet.

Suffice it to say, between the revelations in (and reactions toChris Kluwe’s article, Aaron Rodgers’ Mike Piazza moment, Torrey Smith’s non-apology, and now this, it wasn’t a banner week for progressive views of homosexuality in American sports.

[via Deadspin]

6 comments
GrantMacDonald
GrantMacDonald

The Bible & Torah should be banned!

Here are several really loving excerpts from the Torah; the first five books of the Old Testament in the bible -- perhaps read to the congregation on Friday night at a synagogue or a Sunday morning church in the meadow.

1.Kill any friends or family that worship a god that is different than your own.  Deuteronomy 13:6-10

2.Kill all the inhabitants of any city where you find people that worship differently than you.  Deuteronomy 13:12-16

3.Kill everyone who has religious views that are different than your own.  Deuteronomy 17:2-7.

Rabbinical / Priestly rules:

Leviticus 21:17-18 … “No one who is blind or lame or has a defect or any blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God.”

Leviticus 18:22… “You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination ….”

Rabbis; the pope and churches fully aware that Leviticus 18:22 applies to rabbis and priests … refuse to remove this stigma maliciously persecuting gays.  Kids are being bullied into suicide …! 

GrantMacDonald
GrantMacDonald

Being left-handed – being black or being gay is just as natural.  It is a sometimes rare occurrence to fall in Love and to hold that person in your heart and be loved in return ... it is something that should be celebrated!   If it is love between two guys or two girls … all the better … it takes even more courage to defend that LOVE!

lottarobbie
lottarobbie

It was his opinion, what are wrong with you Idiot's. Gay's now have all the right's , to marry, file income tax together as married, can be opened with out the thrash as when I was growing up 60's 70's it was kept silent. I agree I even hate the word Gay, for I feel that word in it's self , is negative. A couple is a couple, and if you happen to hear Bill and Jim are getting married well, it speaks for it self, but there's always some one saying, they must be GAY!, accepting is saying nothing like you would if  you heard that, Mary and Bill instead of the first couple. Now I hope I'm understood about how I feel about human's, I don't care what color who's marrying who I care for all, all are beautiful. But when it come's to bitching about one's opinion I think it's gone way, way , way to far. A man or woman has a right to voice one's belief that is a right that MUST STAY IN TACT. If one does not believe in another one's way of life they have every right to voice it. It took a long time for Gay's to get there right's and how in the hell did they do it, by speaking out , by VOICING THERE BELIEF'S , Belief's that way more than half of human life disagreed with, for the way they were taught being with the same sex was a unforgivable sin, all churches at one time preached that, but yet you still VOICED YOUR BELIEF's and GOT YOUR RIGHTS. Now let's say you weren't allowed to voice, let's say that the bible say's it's devil doing's and punishment shall be put in order not one word over. They took your right of free speech away, in fact that act would of taken it away for all. You can't put rule's on what or what not to say we have came a long, long, long way and people are not even close to the way that they thought when I grew up. let the Ignorant talk,for there's a lot less Ignorant than when I was growing up. Don't let them take it back ward's by nit picking YES NIT PICKING, and then anger get's tossed around. Remember you had to fight and voice your opinion's for your right's your opinion that the united states one under God , And with that God was a book that all were raised  believing in, but yet you got your rights. You can't take other's away. Let's see if we can't get that   word gay out of here and say bill and jim are a good couple, get it, I hope so

101philosopha101
101philosopha101

Only 10% of the population is gay, so being gay IS abnormal.  That's the definition of the word.  Being born mentally handicapped or physically handicapped, it's all abnormal, that is, not normal.  But of course, this doesn't mean you should gay bash, but calling it abnormal is fine imo.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Holyfield: He owes everybody in the world money, has babies by half a dozen women while married and uses his wife for a punching bag. Who gives a rat's behind what the jerk thinks?