Tyson Fury slammed for ‘aggressive, foul homophobia’ by Shadow Cabinet minister
Shadow Cabinet minister Chris Bryant says behaviour like Fury’s leads to ‘young gay suicides’.
Chris Bryant has slammed world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury – saying he will not be celebrating Fury’s recent win due to the boxer’s history of “foul homophobia”.
The British boxer won the title in Dusseldorf on Satutrday, after winning a fight against Wladimir Klitschko.
However, Mr Bryant is the latest to criticise the champion, who has a history of spouting anti-LGBT rhetoric.
Mr Bryant – shadow leader of the Commons – tweeted that he was not celebrating Fury’s success because “his aggressive style of foul homophobia is precisely the kind that leads to young gay suicides”.
Mr Bryant’s comments follow a series of bizarre claims made by Fury during a recent interview with the Mail on Sunday.
During the interview, the fighter compared homosexuality to paedophilia, before claiming that homosexuality is “one of the three things that will lead to the apocalypse.”
“There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil comes home,” he said.
“One of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion and the other one’s paedophile.
“Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalised?” he added.
“When I say paedophiles can be made legal, that sounds like crazy talk doesn’t it?
“But back in the 50s and early 60s, for them first two to be made legal would have been looked on as a crazy man again.”
This is only the latest unnerving outburst from the British boxer.
In 2013 he was investigated for homophobic tweeting after calling Lennox Lewis and Klitschko ‘100% homosexual’ and ‘homosexual’.
He was subsequently fined £3,000 by the British Boxing Board of Control.
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