Ofcom is ‘currently assessing’ Evander Holyfield’s anti-gay remarks on Celebrity Big Brother
Ofcom has confirmed it’s “currently assessing” Evander Holyfield’s ‘gay ain’t normal’ comments on Celebrity Big Brother, following several complaints from viewers.
A spokesperson for the UK broadcasting watchdog said to PinkNews.co.uk: ” We can confirm we have received complaints, which we are currently assessing. However, no decision has been made to formally investigate at this stage.”
Holyfield was reprimanded by Channel 5 for this conversation.
A spokesperson for Celebrity Big Brother said: “Following Evander Holyfield’s comments about his personal views of homosexuality last night, Big Brother spoke to him in the diary room.
“Evander was told that his views weren’t shared by a large section of society and that expressing those views and the language he used could be seen as extremely offensive to many people. He was warned to think carefully about repeating them. Evander understood and accepted this.
“The producers of Big Brother will continue to monitor this and will take further appropriate action should a similar matter arise again.”