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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.

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!"

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


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.


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Julie Chen Tells 'Big Brother' Houseguests They Made National Headlines for Racist and Anti-Gay Slurs: VIDEO


On last night's finale, the Big Brother houseguests were finally told by host Julie Chen that their racist and homophobic slurs on the show made national headlines, and they were berated by African-American evicted houseguest Howard, who told them he was shocked by what he saw after he left the house and hoped they would learn and grow from it.

Said Howard: "I didn't even watch the live feeds or After Dark at all because it just infuriated me. I feel bad for my cast members both if they said these things or they didn't say these things."



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Is Houseguest Andy Herren the First Gay Winner of 'Big Brother'? - VIDEO


Last night's Big Brother finale came down to two final houseguests, New Yorker Ginamarie, and gay "professor" Andy Herren, who, as we reported, was disavowed by his employer the College of DuPage earlier this week over comments he made on the show.

Ginamarie was also fired by her job as a pageant coordinator for racist remarks she made on the show back in July.

Find out who won, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Gay Houseguest Andy Herren Removed from College Teaching Job Over Comments on 'Big Brother'

Andy HerrenAdd another name to the list of 'Big Brother' contestants rebuked by their real-world employers as a direct result of gameplay and gametalk in this season's house. On Friday, the College of DuPage distanced themselves from openly gay contestant Andy Herren, stating in a Facebook post that he is no longer working for them and is now unemployed. From the post:

"Andy Herren has formerly worked for College of DuPage as a part-time instructor. He does not currently work for the College. Any behavior or language he uses on the CBS reality show "Big Brother" does not represent the opinions or values of College of DuPage."

Although certainly one of the less offensive houseguests this summer (which isn't saying much), Andy nonetheless participated in many of the controversial conversations that made this season so newsworthy. Last week, Andy vocally agreed with finalist GinaMarie that many of the evicted houseguests were "robotic biracials."

Now, all three of this season's finalists have been publicly admonished by their employers for in-game behavior and words. Back in July, GinaMarie Zimmerman was fired from her job as a New York pageant coordinator for her racist comments made against black and Asian-American contestants. Spencer Clawson, who serves as a railroad conductor for Union Pacific, was also denounced by his employer earlier this season for his homophobic and pro-Hitler remarks on the show.

Because the season is still ongoing, all three remain blissfully unaware of any controversies or firings. That all changes this Wednesday during the live finale.  


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