Scoop: Evander Holyfield makes gay slurs on ‘Big Brother’ 

click to enlarge Evander Holyfield
  • Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
  • Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and current "Celebrity Big Brother" star Evander Holyfield has made homophobic remarks.
Boxer Evander Holyfield is the latest D-list celebrity to publicly say something ignorant about gay people, and like Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty,” he is facing the wrath of many.

“That ain’t normal,” he says about homosexuality on a clip from the U.K.’s “Celebrity Big Brother.” He then likens it to having a disability, where you can go to the doctor and “get it fixed back right.”

Later in the clip, a producer taking him to task for the comments can be heard, reminding him that when he signed up for the show he agreed to refrain from “unacceptable language and behavior” — though Holyfield rightly points out that he wasn’t calling anyone a name, just expressing his opinion to another cast member.

“Big Brother” is indeed watching.

Got scoops or Bay Area celebrity gossip? Email scoop@sfexaminer.com

QUICK TAKES

“The Queen Latifah Show” has been renewed for a second season.

Maxim magazine named Eva Longoria its Woman of the Year for 2014.

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles spent New Year’s in Mammoth, skiing and cavorting with friends.

An English town changed its name to Kings Landing in honor of the release of season three of “Game of Thrones” on DVD.

“Harry Potter” star Emma Watson reportedly has split from her long-term boyfriend, Will Adamowicz.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Blue Ivy Carter is 2.

Actress Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”) is 32.

Actor Jeremy Renner is 43.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan is 48.

Actor Nicolas Cage is 50.

TV host Katie Couric is 57.

Actor David Caruso (“CSI”) is 58.

Actress Erin Gray (“Buck Rogers”) is 64.

Singer Kenny Loggins is 66.

About The Author

Katy St. Clair

Pin It
Favorite

More by Katy St. Clair

Latest in Gossip

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016

Videos

Readers also liked…

Most Popular Stories

© 2016 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation