Anthony 'The Man' Mundine is at it again, with the boxer and former rugby league player making homophobic comments after he quit Channel Ten's 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' reality show.
In an interview with Newscorp
, he has referred to the death penalty being introduced if you are queer. Though it's not the first time 'The Man' has made such out-of-touch comments.
Back in November 2014, we reported The Man's homophobic comments
after he watched an episode of 'Redfern Now' that included an Aboriginal homosexual character. “Like my dad told me GOD made ADAM & EVE not Adam & Steve,” he wrote on his Facebook page at the time.
Earlier this week Mundine quit the reality show staged in a South African jungle only two weeks in to the shoot, making him the second contestant to ever walk off the show (after Bernard Tomic quit only a few days into the show last month).
Mundine posted to Facebook, in an attempt to explain his hasty departure:
'Hey everyone! No doubt you have seen the headlines by now that I have left the jungle. It was an incredible experience but I miss my family and feel like I have accomplished everything I wanted to do. I did all but one of the trials (which I couldn’t compete in because of my foot) and met some great people and went out with a bang on an epic trial that you will see tonight. Thanks for the supporting me on the show & make sure you watch me go out with a bang !! See you all back home #imacelebrityau #itsallgravybaby'
In the interview with News Corp after his sudden exit from the show, Mundine revealed some of his controversial opinions.
“If we were to live in a society, just like in Aboriginal culture, that homosexuality is forbidden and you do it and the consequences are capital punishment or death, you think you are going to do it? Or think twice about doing it?”
He then added that “they” (whoever he may be referring to), “are not going to be happy until they have primary school kids being gay.
“I talk the truth. It is the system. I don’t care if you are gay or not, it doesn’t worry me because the creator will judge you later. If you are going to be gay, do it behind closed doors, that is how it used to be in the olden days,”
Mundine's comments have already received a volume of backlash on social media.