Boxing Champ Tyson Fury Kisses Gay Man To Prove He’s Not Homophobic

Boxing Champ Tyson Fury Kisses Gay Man To Prove He’s Not Homophobic

A month after arguing against homosexuality being legal, British boxer Tyson Fury apparently kissed a gay man on the cheeks in an effort to prove he’s not a homophobe.

The smooches came after a gay man confronted Fury, 27, in a bar in Poulton-le-Fylde, near Lancashire, England, on Dec. 16. Paul Cole, a 41-year-old shop manager, told The Sun that he wanted to express his distaste for controversial remarks Fury had made about homosexuality in a November interview with the Daily Mail.

“I told him, ‘I can’t stand you.’ He said he wasn’t homophobic and suddenly rubbed my beard and kissed me on both cheeks,” Cole said. The boxer, who defeated Wladimir Klitschko to become WBA and WBO world heavyweight champion in November, then proudly posed with Cole for a series of cozy-looking selfies.fury

Whether or not Fury’s friendly pecks will change his public image, however, is another story. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Fury argued that “the devil is very strong at the minute, very strong, and I believe the end is near,” and cited the wider acceptance of gay rights as evidence.

“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’s pedophilia,” he said in the interview. “Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalized?”

The remarks prompted over 138,000 people to sign a petition to remove Fury from consideration for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 because of his views on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

“The BBC clearly do not understand that by nominating Fury, who has on a number of occasions expressed homophobic views and compared homosexuality to pedophilia, they are putting him up as a role model to young people all over the U.K. and the world,” the petition reads.

Of course, the Daily Mail interview wasn’t the first time Fury had courted controversy with anti-gay remarks. In 2013, he referred to fellow boxer Tony Bellew as the “gay lover” of David Price, another fighter.

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  1. ken
    December 18, 04:44 Reply

    Gay nigerians do u see? Do you see what standing together can do? 138000 is enough to turn a str8 homophobe completely gay! Lol

    Everything is not just sex sex sex, body parts and more sex

  2. Mandy
    December 18, 04:54 Reply

    Lol. I read this report on Huffington Post. They weren’t buying Tyson Fury’s antics there.

  3. Maximus
    December 18, 06:15 Reply

    And I can kiss a woman too just to show the world I’m not pussy-phobic..mtchew… ???

  4. Zage
    December 18, 06:19 Reply

    Loool this dude should rest already, all this face saving antics won’t help.

  5. Colossus
    December 18, 06:24 Reply

    I’m not buying this. A porn video of him getting down on another man is all I need to reconsider his homophobic stance.

    • Mandy
      December 18, 06:59 Reply

      ROTFLMAO. A la Yusaf Mack style.

  6. Delle
    December 18, 07:25 Reply

    I could as well kiss the living daylights out of a lady today, does that make me straight? Oh, and if he truly wanted to prove not being homophobic point, why pecking? Pecking? Seriously? Who doesn’t peck in this world? That guy is just a fake ass nigga. I’m not convinced!
    NEXT!

    • Keredim
      December 18, 13:00 Reply

      He ain’t no ‘nigga’ either ?

  7. sensei
    December 18, 07:33 Reply

    The need to be accepted.

    A very strong need!

  8. Mitch
    December 18, 07:38 Reply

    Too bad for you, Tyson. You failed to convince me. This action just reeks of falsehood

  9. drizzle
    December 18, 07:41 Reply

    Damage control.
    Dude should rest or before you know he’ll be acting a gay porn to prove he ain’t homophobic.

  10. JustJames
    December 18, 08:52 Reply

    Haven’t read the story finish but talk about headline bait.. Pinky I am watching you via my crystal ball.. Don’t let me lay a hex on you

    • Pink Panther
      December 18, 09:11 Reply

      ROTFLMAO!!! I was waiting for someone to call me out on that.

  11. Lothario
    December 18, 09:19 Reply

    Mcheeeeeww…. This one is obviously thirsty for that BBC award and is feeling threatened.

    • Eros
      December 18, 10:31 Reply

      When you said BBC award something else popped up in my mind

  12. Khaleesi
    December 18, 10:35 Reply

    oh plzzz… Nigga you’re a homophobe who ought to be issued with a shiny new Nigerian passport and then deported to Nigeria where you belong – along with all your fellow fervent, passionate, bible clutching, religion inflamed contemporaries!!! **smacks gum and saunters off***

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