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Holyfield in Hot Water After Anti-Gay Jab on Big Brother

By TMZ

Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield told a housemate on UK Celebrity Big Brother last night being gay is no different than being handicapped ... because a doctor can fix both.

Holyfield pulled the Phil Robertson like move during his first week in the BB house Sunday when Luisa Zissman asked him if there were any gay boxers.

Holyfield stutters while trying to answer her ... but when Luisa says being gay is normal -- Evander quickly disagrees and tries to explain why it's not only a choice, but compares homosexuality to having a disability and says doctors can fix it.

The Apprentice runner-up Zissman told Holyfield: "I think it's really bad that no one stands up and says it in the sports industry."

Holyfield, 51, asked her: "What would be good about it?"

Then Zissman replied "I think it's good to be open like that because it's normal."

Holyfield said: "But that ain't normal. The Bible lets you know there's wrong, there's right".

Zissman, 26, said: "That's just the way some people are born."
Holyfield replied: "It don't make no difference. If you're born and your leg were turned this way, what do you do? You go to a doctor and get it fixed back right."

She repeatedly urged the retired boxer to change the subject, telling him: "I don't think this is an appropriate conversation to have in this house.

Despite Holyfield's personal beliefs ... beliefs shared by many people around the world ... Big Brother producers tried to impose morality on him, scolding him for sharing his beliefs and telling him he offended many people.

Holyfield never apologizes and explains he was just trying to share his opinion.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jas on 01-07-2014

When is the day evander gets voted off? Friday right? He can't wait.

Comment by The Tase on 01-07-2014

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14106781]Freedom of speech protects you from legal prosecution, it isn't a license to say any stupid thing you want and be free from backlash. All the people who are angry are exercising their freedom of speech as well. A belief…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 01-06-2014

[QUOTE=G22;14106645]Everyone's entitled to an opinion that's the beauty of freedom of speech. Some people go overboard but Evander didn't try and impose it on other people. It will be a sad day when everyone stops talking in fear of upsetting…

Comment by iniduoh on 01-06-2014

Nothing was wrong with what Holy said. He gave his honest opinion one which I agree with.

Comment by G22 on 01-06-2014

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14106009]His "opinion" and "belief" hold no basis in reality. It's the type of wrong-minded nonsense that needs to be eliminated. If I choose to believe non-whites and women are less intelligent than white males, is that okay just because it's…

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