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'The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Says No to Gays on the Show, Issues Apology


'The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Says No to Gays on the Show, Issues Apology


Ay dios mio, Juan Pablo! The newest 'Bachelor,' has only been on-air for two episodes, however, he's already dug himself into a ditch. At ABC's Television Critics Association winter press tour, Juan Pablo Galavis announced that he is opposed to having an openly gay bachelor take part in the ABC program, 'The Bachelor.' 

Galvais explained to The TV Page, “I respect them, but I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV...Obviously people have their husband and wife and kids and that is how we are brought up. Now there is fathers having kids and all that, and it is hard for me to understand that too in the sense of a household having… two parents sleeping in the same bed and the kid going into bed… It is confusing in a sense. But I respect them because they want to have kids. They want to be parents. So it is a scale… Where do you put it on the scale? Where is the thin line to cross or not? You have to respect everybody’s desires and way of living. But it would be too hard for TV.”

He elaborated further, "...And there is this thing about gay people, it seems to me, I dont know if I'm mistaken or not...they are more pervert in a sense, and to me the show would be too, strong, too hard to watch on TV." 

Again, Ay dios mio, Juan Pablo! Didn't Chris Harrison ('The Bachelor' host) ever coach you on what not to say during an interview? 

If you are fuming at your hairline, Juan Pablo has issued an apology via Facebook. Today he wrote, "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."

You can take a listen to his intital statement here.

You can watch the third epsiode of 'The Bachelor' Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC. 

- The Bachelor

Written by: emertus
Jan 18th, 2014, 7:53 am

Images courtesy of ABC


Message Posted On Jan 19th, 2014, 4:03 am
Loora Spot on, nothing more to say.

Message Posted On Jan 18th, 2014, 5:35 pm
Gays and Jews keep putting themself in this "I'm the poor victim" spotlight and then wonder if ppl respond to that. Why do some minorities have to make an elephant out of nothing every effin' time an opportunity to do so presents itself ? Most ppl I know don't give a rats ass about wether you're gay or not, what your religion is or what color your skin has. It simply doesn't matter so why do "these groups" keep making a fuzz about it ? Often it seems to me that they wish to be in this victimized position, even if they put themself in it, just so that they can get attention and point fingers and blame others for whatever failures they experienced in life. Freedom of speech is an illusion when it comes to such minority groups. If you speak your mind you'll be automatically branded as a racist, sex offender, criminal, nazi (actualyl, you'll be called a nazi for just thinking the word jew so go ahead, call me a nazi)... you get the idea. Speaking your mind can put you in a bad spot. Example ? Sure! I do not give 2 shits about gays. It's irrelevant to me if someone loves/f*cks someone of the same gender or not. I don't care. I don't care as long as they do it somewhere else, outside of my sphere of living, outside of my comfort zone. I do not wish to see men kissing and touching each other, not on tv and not in reality. I do not like it. It doesn't appeal to me and I believe children should not be exposed to gay love/sex until they are old enough to understand what's going on. In the eyes of many minority group members a statement such as this is an outright scandal. Nobody should be allowed to say something like that and if a celebrity makes a statement similar to that they'll get burned on a pike in public. That bachelor guy did nothing wrong, yet he gets burned in public. What for ? Speaking his mind ? He wasn't even lying. All he is guilty of is a somewhat unlucky choice of words. Pervert is not even wrong in that context, it's just understood in the wrong way by above mentioned minorites. Of course that's his fault ..... even tho everyone knows that gay relationships have a much stronger sexual component than hetero relationships and that gays are for the most part much more open to "experimentation". Pervert is preceisely the word to use, not as an insult but as an accurate description. /rant

Message Posted On Jan 18th, 2014, 11:50 am
"If you are fuming at your hairline", why? Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Gay rights was a crap issue to unify Liberals, the young and Democrats. When congress was crafting one of the Gay bills, many Homosexuals did not wish to include Transvestites and Transsexuals in the coverage. Discriminate against your own group? That is like saying the Civil Rights movement should only include High Yellows."I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire"
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