John M. Becker

Boxer Evander Holyfield: Homosexuality 'Ain't Normal'

Filed By John M. Becker | January 06, 2014 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Big Brother, boxing, choice myth, Evander Holyfield, homophobia in sports, Luisa Zissman, United Kingdom

"What could be good about [homosexuality]? That ain't normal ...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 -- if, you know how handicapped people are born, you can't say [that] because they were born that way, you can't move that...

"Yes [being gay] is a choice. Come on... That ain't the way nobody's made."

-- Retired world champion heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield, 51, speaking with British reality TV star Luisa Zissman on the UK edition of Celebrity Big Brother. Zissman was asking him whether or not there were any openly gay boxers, and expressed dismay at Holyfield's homophobic remarks. The show's producers also reprimanded him.

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