Bachelor Star Juan Pablo Galavis: Gay People Are Too "Pervert" For My Show

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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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Andrew Jon
Andrew Jon

He's probably a devout catholic, and I n the dark about all the nasty crap they pulled off for years. #toostupid2beAhypocrite!

Fernando Buch
Fernando Buch

Says the guy wearing the gayest shirt in the planet

parg5519
parg5519

I really don't care what gay people do. Let them live their lives. They put up with so much shit growing up (I'm sure). So they don't need more negative bashing. I understand that. But America has become way too sensitive! If he doesn't like gay people then, that's his problem. The fact that there is so much emphasis on the issue makes it worse. He's a dumb ass with a dumb comment that's all. And if people feel that gay people are gross well that's American freedom at its best to be able to feel whatever you are entitled to feel like. I think that people that like Beastiality are gross as well. That does not make me a hateful person is about your own taste and preference. I see a movement to try and force the issue the homosexuality is a normal thing in society. I don't think they (Homosexuals) should be hated, abused or discriminated for a sexual preference, but it is far from normal in my eyes. That is my opinion and nobody can make feel different about it. I see people that are straight but into weird crap like bondage and S&M the same. Again not hate but just a taste and preference. Stop being so dam sensitive about every stupid comment and let people live their lives...That's all I'm saying. Live and let live people!! 

Angie Alzola
Angie Alzola

No, Eugene Buck, what's BULLSHIT is calling someone a pervert because of who they have sexual relations with. "Free Speech" is always acceptable but you're gonna be put on blast for HATE SPEECH - there's a fucking difference.

DRAKEMALLARD.0
DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter

From a guy that is  dating 27 women at a time is a Hypocritical. The article forgot to mention that the state for FL attached to his earnings because he doesn't pay his child support. I guess that's a good example for kids in his eyes. there was a dating game on Bravo called Boy Meets Boy. Any Bachelor is bad for children. Gay or straight. If I had a kid I wouldn't let them watch this garbage. Bunch of sIuts getting naked pretending they found true love in a three week long game. Nobody should watch that.

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

Camilo, I happen to agree with you and Eugene regarding ALL OF US having the right to express our opinions, I just don't think this douche bag deserves any more undeserved attention than he's already getting. My guess is that his PR team saw the hype surrounding the Duck people and threw him on top of the pile. Personally, I think the guy has the IQ of a lettuce and all the RAGS all over this country need to stop giving him any more attention.

Ru Ru H
Ru Ru H

Is MNT completely staffed by butt pirates? Seems like it.

Camilo Gonzalez
Camilo Gonzalez

They asked him a question and he answered truthfully. What we're not allowed to say how we feel about things anymore? He said what millions of americans think, but he's the bad guy? Personally i don't want to watch a whole bunch of guys kissing. That doesn't make me a gay basher. I wont go to the streets looking for gays to bash. I just dont agree with it! I guess what i said was "stupid shit" too huh?

Eugene Buck
Eugene Buck

YEAH AND SINCE WE LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY WE CANNOT EXPRESS OUR OWN OPINIONS FOR FEAR THAT SOMEONE ELSE MIGHT NOT LIKE IT, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND OTHER PEOPLE CAN FREELY EXPRESS THEMSELVES HOWEVER AND WITH WHO EVER THEY PLEASE AND NO ONE CAN SAY ANYTHING, AGAIN FOR IN FEAR THAT WE MIGHT HURT THEM. TOTAL BULLSHIT

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

Another man whore who will fade into the invisibility that was his life as soon as this season of the "lets exchange saliva with 20+ people in two hours" show ends.....

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