Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis: Why Gays Should not be on Bachelor
Jon | On 18, Jan 2014
Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis is blaming English as his second language as the reason he called Gays “Pervert(ed)” speaking Friday with partygoers at a Television Critics Association event.
Galavis backtracked on his remarks in a Facebook post Saturday afternoon saying “The word pervert was not what I meant to say and I am very sorry about it.
What did he mean to say?
“What I meant to say was that gay people are more affectionate and intense and for a segment of the TV audience this would be too racy to accept.”
ABC, Bachelor executive producers and Warner Horizon Television released the following statement to Us Weekly in response to Galavis’ comments on Saturday, Jan. 18: “Juan Pablo’s comments were careless, thoughtless and insensitive, and in no way reflect the views of the network, the show’s producers or studio.” The star then promptly issued an apology online.
IN HIS OWN WORDS:
Interviewer: Do you think it would be a good idea to have a gay or bisexual bachelor?
JPG: Just cause I respect them, but honestly I don’t think it’s a good example for kids to watch that on TV. It’s hard it’s a very thin line. I respect Peter right there (his producer on The Bachelor standing nearby) he’s my boy right there. He has his partner and I respect that 100 percent.
Obviously people have their husband and wife and kids and that’s how we are brought up.
Now there are father’s having kids and all that and it’s hard for my to understand that in the sense of a household having two parents sleeping in the same bed and the kids going into bed.
I respect them because they want to have kids. So, it’s a scale, where do you put it on the scale, It’s a thin line.
You have to respect everyone’s desires and opinions, but it would be too hard for TV.
There is this thing about gay people, that uh it seems to me and I don’t know if I am mistaken or not, but I have a lot of friends like that, but they’re more ‘pervert’ in a sense. To me the show will be too strong…to hard to watch on TV.
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I want to apologize to all the people I may have offended because of my comments on having a Gay or Bisexual Bachelor. The comment was taken out of context. If you listen to the entire interview, there’s nothing but respect for Gay people and their families. I have many gay friends and one of my closest friends who’s like a brother has been a constant in my life especially during the past 5 months. The word pervert was not what I meant to say and I am very sorry about it. Everyone knows English is my second language and my vocabulary is not as broad as it is in Spanish and, because of this, sometimes I use the wrong words to express myself. What I meant to say was that gay people are more affectionate and intense and for a segment of the TV audience this would be too racy to accept. The show is very racy as it is and I don’t let my 5 year old daughter watch it. Once again, I’m sorry for how my words were taken. I would never disrespect anyone.
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