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:
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.
Anthony Mundine has yet to provide any basis for his homophobic remarks that, in Aboriginal culture homosexuality results in “capital punishment or death”.— Dameyon (@DameyonBonson) February 8, 2018
It is well documented that homophobia leads to suicide. So well done Anthony and his apologists too.
Well fucking done.
Anthony Mundine is an absolute disgrace. His comments about gay people show exactly who he is. An ignorant fool without a clue.— Harry Cook (@HarryCook) February 8, 2018
Hey @Anthony_Mundine , shut the fuck up.— Nikki Savage (@too_knowing) February 9, 2018
Even without the death penalty as a deterrent I still wouldn’t kill Anthony Mundine. I just think he should be a toxic dumb cunt in private.— Hannah Gadsby (@Hannahgadsby) February 8, 2018