Noted scientist Evander Holyfield told a housemate on "UK Celebrity Big Brother" that being gay is like being handicapped and can be fixed by a doctor.

Apparently, someone doesn't watch "Duck Dynasty."

According to TMZ, the show's producers immediately scolded Holyfield -- apparently they don't watch "Duck Dynasty" either -- in a private room. The website said those same producers called Holyfield's comments "inappropriate" because they "aren't the views that are held by a large section of society."

I imagine somebody's email inbox has exploded by now.

Holyfield reportedly made the comments Sunday -- during his first week on the show -- when reality star Luisa Zissman asked him if there were any gay boxers.

Four-time world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield speaks to reporters before a news conference in this Feb. 27, 2007 file photo in New York.
Four-time world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield speaks to reporters before a news conference in this Feb. 27, 2007 file photo in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Holyfield -- said to be a deeply religious Christian -- cited the bible, saying homosexuality isn't a choice, but rather something like a "handicap" that can be fixed.

Here's where I don't point out that we're seriously listening to a guy who used to get hit in the head for a living.

TMZ said Zissman respectfully disagreed with Holyfield and the pair were moving on when Holyfield was taken to a private room and scolded for expressing his beliefs. Right -- someone decided to scold a guy who beat up Mike Tyson. The former heavyweight champ reportedly said he understood his comments could be considered offensive, but he didn't apologize.

"Big Brother" has a long history of cast members igniting controversy with remarks regarding minorities, gays, even the mentally handicapped.

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