Boxing champ Evander Holyfield has
apologized for anti-gay remarks he made during a recent episode of
the reality show Celebrity Big Brother UK.
The 51-year-old Holyfield found himself
in hot water after he compared being gay to a physical handicap that
can – and should – be fixed and stated that being gay is a
Speaking to reporters after he was
evicted from the house on Friday, Holyfield apologized but added that
he was only expressing his personal views on the subject.
“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,” Holyfield
“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
“She asked me something and I thought
I was sharing with her my view personally, and I forgot about
everything,” he said, a reference to Apprentice UK star
Luisa Zissman, who asked him about gay boxers.
“So I am going to make a public
apology about that because I am sorry for anybody I offended in that
Holyfield compares being gay to a physical handicap that can be