John M. Becker

Holyfield: I'm Sorry The Cameras Caught My Homophobia

Filed By John M. Becker | January 13, 2014 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: boxing, Evander Holyfield, homophobia in sports, non-apologies

"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 about that because I am sorry for anybody I offended in that situation."

-- Retired world champion heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield, 51, apologizing sort of/kind of/not really apologizing for homophobic remarks he made on the UK edition of Celebrity Big Brother. Holyfield called homosexuality a choice and compared it to a handicap.

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