Big Brother producers says Holyfield gay comment is inappropriate

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Monday, 6 January 2014 | 614 Total Views


Former heavy weight boxing champion Evander Holyfield who is popular for beating Mike Tyson told a housemate on "UK Celebrity Big Brother" on Sunday that being gay is no different than being handicapped ... because a doctor can fix both ... and was immediately scolded like a child by "BB" producers.

He made the statement when reality star Luisa Zissman asked him if there were any gay boxers in the sport.

Holyfield, a deeply religious Christian cited the bible and said homosexuality is not a choice but rather something like a "handicap" ... something doctors can fix.

Zissman respectfully disagreed with Evander ... and it seemed the two were ready to move on with their lives ... when Evander was taken to a private room, where producers cautioned him for expressing his beliefs. 

In fact, "BB" producers called Evander's comments "inappropriate" because they "aren't the views that are held by a large section of society."

Holyfield says he understood that his comments could be considered offensive ... but never apologized.