Bachelor Star Juan Pablo Galavis: Gay People Are Too "Pervert" For My Show
Seems like everybody in the world of entertainment has something nasty to say about gay people lately. In December, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson gave GQ a piece of his mind about how much better vaginas are than buttholes. Sherri Shepherd made comments about homosexuality over the weekend stating that "I may not agree with your lifestyle, but I love you," which is essentially saying, "the way you love people is wrong and I have every right to judge you, but I'm such a great person that I won't. (But I have.)"
And now, Miami's own star of The Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, has gotten in on the action.
Galavis, a former Miami FC soccer player and The Bachelor's first minority main man, was asked by The TV Page if he thought it would be a good idea to have a gay or bisexual star on The Bachelor. His immediate response: No. Though he said he respects gay people -- because there's always so much respect involved in homophobia -- he said "I don't think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV."
Pro tip for parents: Do not let your children watch The Bachelor. Ever. I mean, seriously.
But Galavis didn't stop there:
There's this thing about gay people that it seems to me ... they're more pervert in a sense? To me the show would be too strong, too hard to watch on TV.
Of course, both the ABC network and Galavis have since apologized. ABC called Galavis' comments "careless, thoughtless and insensitive," while Galavis posted a faux-pology on his Facebook page, blaming the language barrier and stating, "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."
Weird, because we have the clip above with those comments in their full context, and what we're hearing is you saying the word "respect" a lot in between saying cruel things about gay people.
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