Skip to comments.‘Celebrity Big Brother’: Boxer Evander Holyfield Compares Gays to Handicaps, Boy George Reacts
Posted on 01/06/2014 10:12:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Contestant of British reality show "Celebrity Big Brother" ex-heavyweight boxing champ, Evander Holyfield caused an outrage with degrading anti-gay comments and has now been warned by the show makers.
Holyfield in conversation with Luisa Zissman said that being gay was not normal, and that they could be treated by a doctor just like the physically disabled.
"The Bible lets you know, that's wrong, that's right. If you were born and your leg were turned this way, what do you do, you go to the doctor and get it fixed back right... All I'm trying to tell you, you know how handicapped people are born, you can't say because they were born that way,"
The retired boxer's opinion did not go down well with Zissman, who explained that such comparison did not hold valid since "it's not a choice." To this the boxer retorted, "Yes it is a choice, come on, that ain't the way nobody is made."
Soon after, Holyfield was called to the confession room where he was warned and told that his comments were offensive and went against the show's rules. The boxer said he understood the situation but failed to apologize and said that his comments were his personal opinion and was not aimed at anyone.
Reacting to Holyfield's anti-gay comments, English singer Boy Gerorge took to Twitter to express his disgust at the boxer's controversial comments.
"Shame, I had such admiration for Mr Evander Holyfield, he seemed dignified and I was sure he was a cool, smart, giant!"
"I think anyone visiting this country for any reason should be cautioned and forced to swear allegiance to 'Queens & country!!" and added "At customs there should be a huge sign! Welcome to Britain, racism, sexism, homophobia and bad hair are not tolerated!" 5Holyfields' anti-gay comments on 5 January's episode also had him nominated for eviction along with Zissman for failing to execute a task.
Boy George should not be the poster boy for Gays.
Handicap? More like willful perversion.
When Boy George was with Culture Club, much was made of his androgynous appearance, and there was speculation about his sexuality. Although he never flatly denied that he was gay, when asked in interviews, George gave various answers. He gave a famous, oft-quoted response to an interviewer that he preferred “a nice cup of tea” to sex.
Did Obama say something on the Jay Leno show that demeaned handicapped people?
Where was Boy George then with his outrage?
He’s right. If you believe the bible to have to believe homosexuality is a sin.
If you believe in evolution you have to believe that homosexuality is a defect since it’s an evolutional dead end.
He is of course correct ‘the great physician’ coul heal them if they’d let him... It is not politically popular to say so.
I’m surprised he’s not died of AIDS. I dare Britain to introduce such a pledge. They’d get zero tourism. I’m almost looking forward to the future of Sharia England.
Wow, the intolerance for other opinions and beliefs is unbelievable. Once again as with Phil Robertson the homos have showed their true hypocrisy.
That is exactly where we are headed in the US and UK. Say something that is not Politically Correct and you are banned or go to PC re-education camp. No joke. That is where we are headed.
RE: If you believe in evolution you have to believe that homosexuality is a defect since its an evolutional dead end.
The gays will counter by saying that it is NOT an evolutionary dead end because they can use their sperm and egg to reproduce via in-vitro fertilization and surrogate motherhood.
Irony alert. Boy George may not be handicapped but he is definitely "Haute couture challenged" these days. LOL!
“I think anyone visiting this country for any reason should be cautioned and forced to swear allegiance to ‘Queens & country!!”
How easily the oppressed (at least in mind) becomes the oppressor.
He should actually be in prison.
Same crap over and over again. A normal person expresses his opinion, and a protected government-approved minority complains. The media see a controversy, and fan the fires. The tabloids and TV talking idiots pick it up and don’t drop it for weeks.
There is no freedom of speech in the USA.
I think if Holyfield gave Boy George a right jab he’d knock him onto Queer Street.
Ooops. Too late.
They don’t sound very tolerant of people of color.
Damn, and I thought he was ugly WITH makeup!
Further Irony Alert:
Bloated, sullen-looking and unrecognisable from his Eighties heyday, it seems bad karma has caught up with the Karma Chameleon.
Boy George appeared tired and withdrawn yesterday as he left his London home during what could be his last days of freedom.
The 47-year-old DJ, whose real name is George ODowd, was last month convicted of falsely imprisoning a male escort, who claimed the former Culture Club frontman had manacled him to a wall and whipped him.
hahah LOL also for further irony see post 18