Juan Pablo Apologizes for Anti-Gay Remarks, Blames Language Barrier

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Juan Pablo Galavis has issued an apology for remarks he made today in regard to the possibility of a gay Bachelor on ABC.

When asked in an interview if the network should ever center a season around a homosexual single man, the Season 18 hunt said no... that would not be a "good example" for viewers.

Juan Pablo later added that gay people are "more pervert in a sense" and the show would be "too strong" if they were involved.

In a long Facebook post, however, the Bachelor has backtracked and tried to explain the remarks.

"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."

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Galavis then said his difficulties with English are partly to blame for the scandal.

"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. Sinceramente, Juan Pablo Galavis."

ABC quickly condemned Juan Pablo's comments as ”careless, thoughtless and insensitive.”

Should this be the end of the controversy? Like A&E with Phil Robertson, should ABC somehow discipline Galavis? Will you still watch The Bachelor online?

And SHOULD ABC base a season around a gay bachelor?

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I know people think gay is now okay, but any true follower of christ would not say this llifestyle is appropriate. Christ made it very clear.... man isn't to lay with man. Sexual sin will not enter the kingdom of heaven. God's plan is perfect and it's a slap in his face to promote anything else see a lot of angry people talking about Christians keep mouth shut. Nobody should be in your face, but do u not have any fear that all these prophecies are adding up? The one world government? The chip in your hand? The call for one religion the pope is asking for? The only pope in history the atheist like? None of this makes you hungry to know more? My god is a loving God, but he is an angry God where wilful sin is concerned. He'll not tolerate this! News flash. ..Jesus doesn't tolerate sin

Stefan grundlingh
@ Lynn

Any true follower of Christ knows not to judge others and generally they have a good understanding of Scripture and what Jesus was clear about. You don't demonstrate either characteristic. Other than spewing hate and misinformation on Catholicism and end-of-days theories you clearly have little knowledge about what it means to be gay. Get your facts 'straight', become a true believer yourself and submit to the guidance of the Holy Spirit!

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JUAN, Just ignore the haters and find the girl who is best for you, then ger married and live happily ever after! You are not getting any younger!

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A WETBACK WITH A WOODY THE WOODPECKER HAIR JOB !!! TIME TO THROW OUT ALL THE GODDAMNED THIRD WORLD SCUM .... LIKE NOW, PLEASE !!! I KNOW, WE HAVE TO LAUNCH THE NEXT OFFENSIVE , HANG OUR TRAITORS AND COMMISSION AN ENABLED BATTLE COMMANDER .. I KNOW .. I KNOW..

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hahahahhahahahaha, Kami Kaze?

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Why can't people just be able to accept others for who & what they are. If they're not hurting anyone else what does it matter who they find love or attraction with. The people who harbour so much hate don't appear to understand what it is to be gay and how they sometimes live in fear & harassment or worse. Live and let live. And by the way gays are not necessarily paedophiles & heterosexuals can be just as deviant. I'm a straight male who believes in equality and non judgement of law abiding, loving people who happen to be gay.

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He keeps saying he respects them(gays) but then goes on to mention the many ways he doesn't respect them. Maybe he doesn't know what the word means.
And by the way that commenter htrwrh has some serious anger issues

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He is right all fagggots are sick vile child molesters.they are hated in all societies.these rotten scourge of the earth pedaphiles.The truth hurts that they are nasty sexual deviants and will never be accepted for there sick vile ways.

Stefan grundlingh
@ htrwrh

You clearly have issues and display classic homophobic behaviour 'htrwrh'. Haters such as yourself are typically closeted homosexuals who live out their fantasies behind closed doors (or trap-doors if your language is anything to go by).

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@ htrwrh

I must assume by your language and delivery that when you talk about faggots you are referencing cigarettes. Otherwise you have a major problem. You will one day be destroyed by the hate you are festering. BTW Kinsey in the 1960's said that "anyone" who engaged in the sexual act had deviant tendencies. Have another beer.

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@ htrwrh

Juan Pablo is the last person to judge anyone. He ran from his child support obligations and had to be sued to care for the kid he "supposedly" loves so much. He lies frequently and you can see each and everyone in his eyes. His English isn't bad at all, however, he conveniently uses the "second language" routine when it suits him. As for Juan Pablo suggesting Gays would be too affectionate, just what does he think he's doing? Previews show him making out with several of the girls on the show. It's OK for him, but nobody else should show affection? He's a hypocrite and I feel sorry for the woman who ends up with him, Marriage wasn't good enough for him before, now it's all he claims he wants? He's a single Dad and slams Gays who might be single? Juan Pablo is a fraud and sickening to watch on the show.

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@ JuanPabloPlease

I totally agree with you!!!!! Check this out...MOST of the chicks on this season of The Bachelor are nothing but frauds and hypocrites themselves. One of the chicks on there is just using Juan Pablo to make her baby daddy jealous. Another chick on there has racked up SEVERAL DUI's in the past few years. As for the rest of those fake-ass chicks...they are doing nothing but lying about themselves to Juan Pablo for camera time...and beyond!!!!! And, if Juan Pablo cannot see those phony chicks for who they REALLY ARE, then he's DUMBER than I thought. What a clueless idiot!!!!!