‘Homophobic’ boxer Tyson Fury carried on golden throne and handed invitation to the White House, and we’re so very tired
“Homophobic” boxer Tyson Fury, who has repeatedly compared being gay to paedophilia, has become a world champion again and walked away with at least £20million and an invitation to the White House.
The boxer was carried into the MGM Arena in Las Vegas on a golden throne, before securing his WBC world heavyweight boxing triumph over Deontay Wilder on Sunday, February 23.
Isn't Tyson Fury that extremely homophobic and antisemitic guy
— Desperado D. Mayor (@Overmayor) February 23, 2020
According to Metro, Donald Trump told reporters that the boxing match was “very exciting”.
He added: “Maybe we have to bring them both to the White House — I don’t know — because that was really a good one… I think we’ll do that.”
After the fight, Fury declared that “the king has returned to the top” and, according to reports, he has walked away with at least £20million.
Over the last few years, Fury has said he struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, depression and an eating disorder, as well as a firestorm of criticism over a long list of “homophobic”, “anti-semitic” and “sexist” remarks.
Tyson Fury is bigot. A champion, sure. But a racist, homophobic, sexist one. Don’t forget that when talking about him.
— Mouse (@MouseOfCards_) February 23, 2020
Tyson Fury has a long, long history of “homophobic”, “anti-semitic” and “sexist” comments.
In a 2015 interview, he compared being gay to paedophilia and claimed that homosexuality is “one of the three things that will lead to the apocalypse”.
He said: “There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil comes home. One of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion and the other one is paedophiles.”
In a 2016 hour-long rant, the boxer made anti-semitic remarks, alongside a series of disturbing comments about rape, bestiality and paedophilia.
He said: “Everyone just do what you can, listen to the government follow everybody like sheep, be brainwashed by all the Zionist, Jewish people who own all the banks, all the papers, all the TV stations.”
Just ignore the rampant homophobia and sexism then? He's a nasty piece of work and I can't believe he's being praised for overcoming mental health issues when his views perpetuate the same very issues in the gay/trans community. Fuck you Tyson Fury https://t.co/FTUfGaWD7A
— 🌹 Callum Garner 🌹 (@calgpharm) February 23, 2020
Fury also previously said that the “Gay Rights Act 1977”, which does not exist, was backed by supporters of legalising paedophilia.
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In an interview which surfaced in 2017, he said: “I have newspaper evidence that suggest that the Gay Rights Act of 1977 backed in favour of paedophilia being legalised in the UK. So how dare I say that, but how dare it be on the national paper…. These are the people, these are now politicians or whatever in the country…”
In the same interview, he added his “personal belief” was that “a woman’s best place is in the kitchen and on her back”.
Fury has denied being homophobic, but has long refused to directly apologise for his comments and in 2018 stormed out of an interview after being challenged on them.