Evander Holyfield makes public apology for anti-gay comment

Former heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield came under fire when he suggested being gay wasn’t ‘normal’.


by Jessica Anais Rach |
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During a conversation with apprentice runner-up Luisa Zissman, who said that openness about sexuality was good ‘because it is normal’, the 51-year-old said: ‘That ain't normal’.

His remarks resulted in the former boxer being called into the Diary Room for a ticking off by Big Brother.

But the American father-of-11 backtracked after he was the first to be evicted.

Speaking following his eviction, he said:

‘I haven't got the opportunity to make an apology yet, but I guess with me in that situation, I kind of felt I was talking to one person.

‘I was telling one person my view. I do owe an apology for what I said because I really wasn't talking and really wasn't trying to talk about somebody, because I don't talk about nobody.

‘She asked me something and I thought I was sharing with her my view personally, and I forgot about everything.

‘So I am going to make a public apology and that because I am sorry for anybody I offended in that situation.’

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