Evander Holyfield: Homosexuality Can Be Fixed

The boxer makes controversial comments on Big Brother UK.

Posted: 01/06/2014 08:45 AM EST

Evander Holyfield made some offensive comments on UK Celebrity Big Brother, TMZ reports. The former heavyweight champ implied to his co-star that homosexuality is a condition that can be fixed by doctors, like "being handicapped." 

While the co-star, reality star Luisa Zissman, shrugged off Holyfield's comments, the Big Brother producers were less amused. The reality bosses pulled the boxer into a room and scolded him for his "inappropriate views" which "aren't held by a large section of society."

The topic came up when Zissman asked Holyfield if there are many gay boxers in the ring. It's not clear if Holyfield will lose his spot in the Big Brother house as a result of his comments.

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