Boxer Anthony Mundine: Being gay is your choice, but don’t put it on TV
Australian boxer Anthony Mundine has defended his claim that “God made ADAM & EVE not Adam & Steve”.
The boxing star, who is a former middleweight champion, claimed last year that Aboriginal Australians can’t be gay.
Reacting to TV series Redfern, which features a gay aboriginal character, he said: “: “they promoting homosexuality! (Like it’s ok in our culture) that ain’t in our culture & our ancestors would have there [sic] head for it! Like my dad told me GOD made ADAM & EVE not Adam & Steve.”
Speaking to Andrew O’Keefe on Sunrise this week he stood by his comments, saying: “I told you I speak the truth, I got nothing against homosexuality, if you’re gay, be gay, that’s you’re choice, that’s your right in this day and age.
“But don’t exploit it on prime time when there’s kids watching and having sons come towards you and going ‘dad is that all right, for a man to kiss a man?”
He reiterated that it’s not possible for Aboriginal people to be gay, saying: “Aboriginal law, it’s an old culture.”
A spokesperson told the Mail: “He has a lot of homosexual friends, he’s not against gay people but in his beliefs he doesn’t support homosexuality.
“The media keep pushing it and he stands on what he says. He deemed the episode was grossly inappropriate for the time frame and this issue just keeps coming up, going on and on and on.”
Despite the comments, Mundine is still set to star in a much-hyped fight with champ Sergey Rabchenko.