Things got out of hand when Evander made a comment about the gay community last year which explains Ewin’s efforts to clean up the perception of his father.

Ewin Holyfields told TMZ that his father, Evander Holyfield, isn’t a bigot that he treats everyone like a “human,” gays included.

There’s a few more words from Ewin about the issue...

"My dad feels that being gay is a choice ... and naturally that's how things work.  You cannot procreate and make a baby with two women, or two men.  But at the same time, my dad is not going to judge someone for their sexual orientation."

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