Heavyweight world boxing champion Evander Holyfield has plunged Celebrity Big Brother into a controversy already after the born-again Christian claimed on the show being gay ‘ain’t normal’. Already pop star Boy George has taken up arms on Twitter calling Evander’s comments on the show homophobic.
The conversation on the reality show occurred during a chat with fellow CBB contestant and Apprentice runner-up Luisa Zissman who declared that openness about sexuality was good ‘because it was normal’
After replying ‘that ain’t normal’, 51-year-old Evander added, ‘If you were born and your leg were turned this way – what would you do? You go to the doctor and get it fixed back, right? All I’m trying to tell you, you know how handicap people are born.’
Evander was later placed in the CBB Diary Room and reprimanded for his remarks, but not before a whole host of celebrities, led by a fighting Boy George, took offense with what he had said on the show.
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