Australian boxer Anthony Mundine has said he finds gay people “confusing”.
The former rugby champion, who’s just entered the Australian version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, is notorious for his controversial comments, having previously slammed networks who ‘promote’ homosexuality to young people.
And it seems he has no plans to curb his bigotry for his latest reality TV appearance, as during an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mundine once again expressed his negative views on homosexuality.
“My biggest fear is Allah and if Allah prohibits it, then it’s wrong,” he said.
“I was always taught that two genders together is natural; it’s what’s meant to be. Male and male, or female and female, is just confusing to society.”
Despite his homophobic remarks, Mundine believes that having a gay friend renders him immune to criticism.
“That’s their prerogative, all I can do is warn them,” he continued. “I always tell my gay friend, ‘You’ve got to find a lady… god will judge you, not me’.
“For me, the creator, Allah, who created us, who knows us better than we know ourselves, made it forbidden. That is what the creator has set, these are his perimeters, not mine, and I follow them.”
Back in 2013, Mundine lashed out at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for “promoting” being gay to young people after a same-sex couple was featured on Redfern Now, a drama about Indigenous Australians.
“Watching redfern now & 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,” he wrote on Facebook at the time.
“Like my dad told me GOD made ADAM & EVE not Adam & Steve.”