Mun­dine duck­ing on gay re­mark

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - PHIL ROTHFIELD

BOXER An­thony Mun­dine is back­track­ing on his com­ments that the death penalty would make gay peo­ple “think twice about do­ing it”.

Mr Mun­dine ar­rived home from his ap­pear­ance on I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! to a storm of anger and protests over his re­marks.

“I was re­fer­ring to pae­dophiles,” he claimed. “I can’t stand to even think about a grown man want­ing to have a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship with a child. There needs to be more se­ri­ous con­se­quences.”

He says he has a num­ber of friends who are gay.

“I don’t care if peo­ple are gay,” he said.

“I’ve got gay mates. I gee them up and talk s--t to them. We joke and laugh. At the end of the day, it’s their choice and I don’t judge them.”

Mr Mun­dine left the show af­ter two weeks to spend more time with his chil­dren.

He ad­mits he grew closer to his long-time box­ing ri­val Danny Green on the show.

“There was a lot of ten­sion early,” he said. “But the more you spend time with peo­ple …

“We know re­spect each other. We got along.”

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