Anthony Mundine Slammed For Gay Death Penalty Rant

Boxer Anthony Mundine has caused outrage for appearing to suggest the death penalty would “deter the problem” of homosexuality in Australia in a shocking new anti-gay rant.

Mundine made the comments to the Daily Telegraph after his abrupt departure from reality TV series I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

“If we were to live in a society, just like Aboriginal culture, where homosexuality is forbidden and you do it and the consequences are capital punishment or death, you think you’re going to do it?” he told the publication.

“Or think twice about doing it? That’s the only way to deter the problem.”

Mundine was asked to clarify his comments and if he thought gay people should be executed.

“The paedophiles mainly, hang them suckers and let’s see if they have the balls to do it again,” he said, before going on to draw a sickening link between LGBTIQ rights and pedophilia.

He said he believes homosexuality is “a choice” and said he doesn’t think gay actors or characters should appear on television to stop them encouraging children to become gay.

“I don’t care if you are gay or not, it doesn’t worry me because the creator will judge you later,” he said.

“If you are going to be gay, do it behind closed doors, that is how it used to be.”

Many took to social media to condemn Mundine’s “disgraceful” and “pathetic” comments.

Indigenous advocate Casey Conway tweeted, “Using our culture as a basis for his harmful opinions is disgraceful.

“Women and LGBTI people are your equal Anthony, you’re not better than anyone – educate yourself.”

Founder of Black Rainbow Dameyon Bonson tweeted, “Anthony Mundine has yet to provide any basis for his homophobic remarks that, in Aboriginal culture homosexuality results in ‘capital punishment or death’.

“It is well documented that homophobia leads to suicide. So well done Anthony and his apologists too.”

Mundine caused outcry last month when he claimed that same-sex couples were “confusing” to society.

“My biggest fear is Allah and if Allah prohibits it, then it’s wrong,” he said at the time.

“I was always taught that two genders together is natural, it’s what’s meant to be.

“Male and male, or female and female, is just confusing to society.”