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Juan Pablo Galavis may be funny when asking folks for their opinion of The Bachelor.

But few are laughing at his comments regarding homosexuals.

Asked by TV Page today about the possibility of ABC on day hiring a gay person to serve as The Bachelor, this year’s star dismissed the idea because:

“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,” Juan Pablo added. “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 people… It is confusing in a sense.”


The single dad then backtracked a tiny bit.

“I respect them because they want to have kids,” he said of same sex couples. “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.”

Juan Pablo Galavis Bashes Gay Bachelor Idea

Galavis – who some consider to be the hottest Bachelor of all-time – then concluded with his most controversial statement of all:

“There’s this thing about gay people… it seems to me, and I don’t know if I’m mistaken or not… but they’re more ‘pervert’ in a sense. And to me the show would be too strong… too hard to watch.”

Where do you stand, readers: Watch The Bachelor online and then react: Should ABC air a gay Bachelor season?

UPDATE: Juan Pablo has come out and issued this apology.