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Ewin Holyfield: 'My Dad...Treats Everyone Like A Human Being...Even If They Are Homosexual'

Evander and Ewin Holyfield

So said boxer Evander Holyfield's son Ewin to TMZ. Unfortunately there's no audio of the statement as stresses and intonation could change whether Ewin's statement came across as naively optimistic about his father (gay or straight, he treats everyone the same) or even more denigrating (even the homosexuals get treated like human beings, even though they aren't).

The younger Holyfield was responding to remarks his father made on the UK version of Big Brother over the weekend.

Regardless, he seems to be as ill-informed as his father as he also said:

My dad feels that being gay is a choice ... and naturally that's how things work.  You cannot procreate and make a baby with two women, or two men.  But at the same time, my dad is not going to judge someone for their sexual orientation.

Obviously, arguing that because gay sex doesn't lead to procreation it must be a choice is an argument so fallacious that it's a wonder he didn't try to support his statement with magnets and the commutative property. Also, Evander saying that gays are "handicapped" and being gay "ain't normal" is explicitly judging someone for their sexual orientation. It's all ok though; Ewin has a gay uncle, and Evander evidently treated him like a brother, so he can't be a bigot. Just like Sarah Palin can't be anti-gay because she has a lesbian best friend.

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  1. TMZ owner needs to do something with the comments section, too many right-wingers infest it with hate. Maybe Drudge Report links to them?

    Posted by: litper | Jan 8, 2014 7:15:44 AM


  2. Newt Gingrich has a gay sister. That doesn't mean that he's not an anti-gay bigot.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 8, 2014 7:30:17 AM


  3. Apple, meet tree.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jan 8, 2014 7:40:48 AM


  4. you guys need to get a hold of the audio to see if the kid has a gay accent... because, boy, he certainly has a gay face.... this is not a put down in any way, but we all know how some people protest too much...

    Posted by: V-8 | Jan 8, 2014 8:30:56 AM


  5. I suppose if we said that since large portions of the african american community suffer from education issues, they must choose to be dumb, we'd have a much different reaction.

    Posted by: Hrm | Jan 8, 2014 8:52:30 AM


  6. Sometimes it's better to shut up, because explanations only make things look worse

    Posted by: jjose712 | Jan 8, 2014 8:57:38 AM


  7. He is an embarrassment to sport and America. Self-righteous stupidity...the worst kind.

    Posted by: Geoff | Jan 8, 2014 9:18:25 AM


  8. oh that kid has GayFace for days.

    Posted by: DrKRL | Jan 8, 2014 9:58:21 AM


  9. I saw him on TMZ...he sounded soooooooooo stupid. Can concussions be passed through sperm?

    Posted by: Carmelo | Jan 8, 2014 9:59:41 AM


  10. Gorilla say what?

    Posted by: Tristram | Jan 8, 2014 10:05:10 AM


  11. Too many punches to the head, he is delusional and wrong. Poof be gone with your ugly self as you no longer exist. Homophobic maggot and your bastard son too.

    Posted by: Scott Mcg | Jan 8, 2014 10:06:06 AM


  12. Oh golly gee, thanks. Now blow it out your... nose.

    Posted by: Elsewhere1010 | Jan 8, 2014 10:26:45 AM


  13. TRISTRAM: That is a disgusting racial comment. You are ignorant.

    Posted by: BETTY | Jan 8, 2014 10:27:17 AM


  14. Um, Einstein, there's more to us than simply begetting rug rats. In fact, last time I looked the world was grossly overpopulated.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Jan 8, 2014 10:29:23 AM


  15. At least the father has the excuse of having been hit in the head hundreds of times over the years. What's junior's excuse?

    Posted by: MikeMick | Jan 8, 2014 10:46:57 AM


  16. Gee, we should all be as "perfect" as the poser posters on here...

    Posted by: Ankerich | Jan 8, 2014 11:20:42 AM


  17. WHO CARES WHAT HIS OVERGROWN APE HAS TO SAY?

    Posted by: BRAINS | Jan 8, 2014 11:28:46 AM


  18. Gee whiz! I treat everyone like a human being, even if they,re black.

    Can I have the NAACP medal now?

    Posted by: Ben in Oakland | Jan 8, 2014 11:54:40 AM


  19. Can you imagine how awful it would sound if someone said "I treat everyone like a human being, even if he were black."?

    Wow. As the old saying goes... "It is better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." This applies to father AND son in this case.

    Posted by: reggie777 | Jan 8, 2014 11:56:18 AM


  20. As someone that has had some training on how to handle the media, I believe you can tell a lot from how people with money handle the media. Anyone can make a slip and dig themselves into a whole. When they continue to just dig themselves deeper and deeper, it means that they haven't even tried to learn how to handle the media, or how to handle a media crisis, or hired anyone to help them. If they haven't asked for help, even as they realize that they're going down in flames, it usually means that they are extremely egotistical and believe that they don't need any help. If they *do* have help, they're either completely ignoring their advice, again, because of ego, or have no impulse control, and just let their mouths dig them in deeper and deeper.

    Posted by: Eric | Jan 8, 2014 11:58:48 AM


  21. LOL

    You b.tches use any and every opportunity, don'tcha'? LOL Flat azz b.tches. LOL

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 8, 2014 12:00:56 PM


  22. Evander has been on "The 700 Club" several times & probably gives money to the Pat Robertson types.He also hangs out with former Mr. Olympia Lee Haney who also has TBN & other religious right connections.When you take all of this into consideration does any of this really surprise anyone?

    Posted by: c.c. | Jan 8, 2014 12:46:56 PM


  23. This is the type of PR situation that calls for "Going Dark". Just don't say anything and in a few days it's entirely forgotten.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 8, 2014 1:05:14 PM


  24. Ewin Holyfield's twitter account name is @EHoly_Atl.

    If you tweet at him, be nice. He seems to enjoy retweeting hateful comments aimed at him.

    Posted by: peterparker | Jan 8, 2014 2:39:06 PM


  25. peter, as if anyone here would post anything hateful.

    Posted by: tyler | Jan 8, 2014 5:07:22 PM


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