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Celebrity Big Brother UK – Evander Holyfield Equates Gays With Being Handicapped

Evander Holyfield the former boxer dropped some clangers on Celebrity  Big Brother UK when he said people had a choice about being gay and intimated it was the same as being handicapped.

Evander who previously was best known for being the boxer who had his ear bitten off by Mike Tyson revealed his views on homosexuality in a conversation with Luisa Zissman (not sure who she is or what she is famous for).

He was later hauled into the diary room and told off by Big Brother for inappropriate behaviour saying his views were out of step with the majority and they may be found offensive. One of the interesting aspects of Big Brother is seeing “real” conversations and views let’s hope Big Brother does not edit this out.

Big Brother US came under fire in 2013 for not showing racist conversations on the television shows. In the end the outrage on social media meant the show had to broadcast some of the racist and homophobic views of Aaryn. 


1 Fiona { 01.07.14 at 3:03 pm }

If the producers thought that what the boxer dude said was offensive they should not of aired what he said.

2 Georgie { 01.07.14 at 4:39 pm }

“…when he said people had a choice about being gay and intimated it was the same as being handicapped.”

So what is he saying – that being handicapped is a choice?

3 Fiona { 01.07.14 at 4:47 pm }

@Georgie he said something like if you are handicapped you can go to the doctor to get “fixed” which to me implied that you can also go to a doctor and get “fixed” if you are gay. Oh crazy American Christians, so uniformed…

4 Georgie { 01.07.14 at 4:53 pm }

He’s pretty ignorant then Fiona. I don’t think doctors ‘fix’ a handicap like they do some illnesses. They’re more likely to help people live with their handicap.

5 Fiona { 01.07.14 at 4:57 pm }

Yeah exactly.

6 Georgie { 01.07.14 at 5:01 pm }

Maybe he can consult a doctor about his attitude and get it ‘fixed’. 😀

7 Fiona { 01.07.14 at 5:03 pm }

HAHA… I think being ignorant is not a choice, especially for conservative Christians.

8 brain dead dave { 01.07.14 at 5:03 pm }

Well, the late ,great Lou Reed’s parents tried to have his homosexual tendencies “cured” by having electrodes placed on his testicles.

Thankfully, them days are gone.

I’d rather see the electrodes on the ignorant Evander Holyfield and his ilk.

9 Izobel2 { 01.07.14 at 5:07 pm }

They had a similar storyline, BDD, on my favourite non-reality tv show, Masters Of Sex.

10 Reality Raver { 01.08.14 at 2:04 pm }

I think they should show it rather then hide it. It show Evander who he really is.

11 imadetheshow { 01.09.14 at 3:00 pm }

If they hid it that would have been even worse – BBUK has comparatively seen a lot worse comments. I think BB handled it really well. Quite funny though hearing that a few celebs this season are getting up to antics in the non-recorded bathrooms and putting on the taps so their mics dont pick up their shenanigans.

Luisa was last year’s The Apprentice runner up whose become a bit of a tabloid regular.