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04/19/2007


Gay 'Big Brother Canada' Housemate Kenny Brain Has Stayed in the Closet, Until This Week: VIDEO

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Remember Kenny Brain, the gay model and Big Brother Canada housemate with the epic beard we met last month? Well, he's been keeping his sexual orientation from his housemates, until this week, when he decided to tell one of them.

BrainWatch him tell his housemate Sarah, AFTER THE JUMP...

The Vancouver Sun has some thoughts:

Kenny Brain is out in his life away from the reality-TV series. But in the house, Kenny is pretending to be straight, flirting with the women and telling stories about his ex-girlfriends, changing “he” to “she” in the recounting. From the start, he’s told the truth to viewers, explaining in the confessional atmosphere of the show’s diary room that he is gay, but playing straight to get further in the game. He thought that he would have more of an advantage with the girls in the house if they thought he was “showmance” material.

Being someone he’s not for more than a month proved too much, though. On Monday, he shared his secret with fellow contestant Sarah Miller, but decided not to tell anyone else in the Big Brother Canada house, for now.

“This is the first time in my life I’ve ever hidden who I am … I don’t want people to watch this and do the same thing,” he told her. “I needed to tell someone or I was going to die.”

And that highlights what’s at stake here. Kenny might be doing it for the game, but he’s also sending a message to viewers of the show, which skew young, that being gay would hold him back. For decades, the LGTBQ community has fought for basic human rights, for recognition that one’s sexuality shouldn’t be grounds for discrimination. Kenny is taking those hard-won rights and shoving them back in the closet. And that’s not right.

And if you missed the earlier Kenny post with the sexy shots, catch it HERE.

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Meet 'Big Brother' Canada's Kenny Brain, the Ripped, Gay Model with an Epic Beard: VIDEO

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Kenny Brain, a male model with a ripped body and an epic beard is making a name for himself on Canada's version of Big Brother, which is entering its third week. This week, the housemates were ordered to compete by creating a 'buzzworthy' photo, the winner of which would be decided on social media.

Kenny, not one whose shy about stripping down, took it down to his underwear and poured oil all over himself.

Check out some photos and clips of Kenny doing his thing.

Also, he is probably gay (see final clip), though he's waiting to divulge anything about his sexuality to the other housemates.

UPDATE: He is gay, a commenter points out (see last clip - full episode - at 4:00).

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Evander Holyfield Offers Half-Apology for Calling Gays 'Handicapped' and 'Not Normal'

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Former heavyweight champion boxer Evander Holyfield said he owes an apology for controversial remarks he made on UK Celebrity Big Brother that being gay is being “handicapped” and “ is a choice” 

He added that homosexuality is something that can be fixed by a doctor, saying "What would be good about it? That ain't normal."

Holyfield, who was recently evicted from the show, was naturally asked by reporters about the homophobic comments he made while in the house.

He responded:

"I was telling one person my view. I do owe an apology for what I said because I really wasn't talking and really wasn't trying to talk about somebody, because I don't talk about nobody. She asked me something and I thought I was sharing with her my view personally, and I forgot about everything. So I am going to make a public apology about that because I am sorry for anybody I offended in that situation."


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

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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.


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

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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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Big Brother's Aaryn Gries Finds Out She Lost Her Job: VIDEO

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Here's the awkward moment when Big Brother houseguest Aaryn Gries found out she lost her job over racist remarks during the show. Also, Andy Herren reacts to the fact that he's the first gay winner of Big Brother.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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