Anthony Mundine has been dragged to hell and back for suggesting gay people should be hanged in an attempt to deter homosexuality, and for stating the push for equal rights is encouraging paedophiles to strive for their own protections.

Speaking to News Corp after his exit from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, the former boxer said “if we were to live in a society, just like in Aboriginal culture, that homosexuality is forbidden and you do it and the consequences are capital punishment or death, you think you are going to do it? Or think twice about doing it?”

When pushed on whether he meant really gay people should be executed for their sexuality, Mundine said he was “mainly” referring to paedophiles.

“Hang them suckers and let’s see if they have the balls to do it again,” Mundine said.

Those comments extend from his previous comments on homosexuality. Prior to entering the South African jungle for the show, Mundine said homosexuality is “confusing to society” and argued that gay people shouldn’t appear on television at all.

His latest comments have quite rightly drawn intense criticism, with commenters taking issue with his hate, intolerance, and homophobia. Some have also decried Mundine for claiming that his culture gives a license to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation:

Tim Campbell, husband of I’m A Celebrity 2016 contestant Anthony Callea, called Mundine a “vile, gutless homophobe.”

Mundine is slated to appear on The Project tonight. Don’t expect that one to dodge the bigot in the room.

Source: The Daily Telegraph
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