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Boxing Champ Evander Holyfield: Being Gay 'is a Choice' and Gays are 'Handicapped': VIDEO


Former heavyweight champion boxer Evander Holyfield is making headlines in Britain for remarks he made on UK Celebrity Big Brother that being gay is being "handicapped" and "is a choice."

He added, "What would be good about it? That ain’t normal."

Holyfield was warned by the show's producers in a 'private' talk that his comments were "extremely offensive" and have caused outrage from viewers, including pop star Boy George, who tweeted, "Shame, I had such admiration for Mr Evander Holyfield, he seemed dignified and I was sure he was a cool, smart, giant!", later adding, "I think anyone visiting this country for any reason should be cautioned and forced to swear allegiance to 'Queens & country!!," before adding: "At customs there should be a huge sign! Welcome to Britain, racism, sexism, homophobia and bad hair are not tolerated!"

Watch Holyfield's remarks, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. It is not a choice, but can you really say it is genetic? I am not sure. I can not say if I was born homo or hetero sexual. Didn't give much thought to sex until hormones kicked in. Would genetics determine what hormones and at what level they act? I do know when I made the comparison in college (Towson State) between homosexuality and being black I was criticized aggressively by the BSU, the BSA and more.

    Posted by: taylor | Jan 6, 2014 5:36:47 PM

  2. Honestly, when someone is so ignorant in saying gays are "handicapped", I am not really sure how to react or respond......should I be mad, sad and pity someone who believes something so ridiculous

    Posted by: Bernie | Jan 6, 2014 6:41:25 PM

  3. as Eddie Murphy said, "what a silly negro"

    Posted by: Nathan | Jan 6, 2014 6:53:42 PM

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