After losing the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Award last weekend, heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury tried to take back all the awful antigay comments he made in recent weeks.
“I’ve said a lot of stuff in the past, you know, and none of it with intentions to hurt anybody,” 27-year-old Fury said. “It’s all very tongue-in-cheek. It’s all fun and games to me.”
The “fun and games” comments Fury was referring to included him saying that homosexuality should be illegal and that gay people are perverts and pedophiles. He also said he was a “real man” and a good “role model” because he’s heterosexual.
After making the remarks, a Change.org petition calling for Fury to be removed from the BBC’S Sports Personality of the Year shortlist garnered nearly 140,000 signatures, prompting the heavyweight boxer to reply “Suck my balls!” to those who opposed him.
Now that he’s lost out on his chance at being Sports Personality of the Year, Fury would like everyone to believe that those homophobic comments he made just a couple of weeks ago shouldn’t be taken seriously. He was just joking. No, really. He was. He swears.
“I’m not a very serious kind of person,” Fury said. “Everything’s very happy-go-lucky with Tyson Fury.”
But this isn’t the first time Fury has tried to un-do the damage he caused to his own career with his verbal diarrhea. Last week, he kissed another guy (in an ironic way, of course!) on camera in an attempt to show he’s totally fine with gay people.