Juan Pablo Galavis Apologies For Gay Remarks, Claims They Were Taken Out of Context

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Juan Pablo Galavis was able to coast on his broken English for awhile, getting away with being that hot Latino who didn't need to say much because of the obvious.

That ship has sailed, because on Friday night, The Bachelor star gave a few too many off-color comments about gays.

"I respect [gay people], but honestly I don't think it's a good example for kids to watch that on TV," Galavis told The TV Page at Friday's TCA 2014 party when asked if he'd ever watch a gay version of The Bachelor.

"Obviously people have their husband and wife and kids, and that is how we are brought up," he continued.

"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 peoples … 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.

"And there's this thing about gay people, that it seems to me, and I don't know if I'm mistaken or not, you know I have a lot of friends and that, they're more pervert in a sense. To me the show would be too strong, too hard to watch on TV."

Both ABC and the show's producers were quick to respond to Galavis' comments, stating that "Juan Pablo's comments were careless, thoughtless and insensitive, and in no way reflect the views of the network, the show's producers or studio."

Yesterday, Galavis posted an apology on his Facebook Page:

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.
Last night at around 7:30pm PST, Galavis tweeted this:  

Do we blame the comments on a language barrier?  Or do we chalk it up to plain old inexcusable ignorance?

 

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  • Nicole Parkerson
    Nicole Parkerson

    Jed clampett by the sound of that name, i'm willing to bet u r a back woods red neck hillbilly hick, Who only dates his cousins because no sane woman in her right mind would ever date a despicable horrible piece of garbage like your self. You are so ignorant and the Lord says that as a Christian I should pray for you. Well heres my prayer for you. I hope and pray you end up in prison and one of those inmates bend you over and makes you his bitch. Mark my words Karma is a bitch and it will come for you.

  • Jed Clampett
    Jed Clampett

    SNOBBY LITTLE FAGGGOT WHITE LIBERALS ONLY LIKE LATINOS WHEN THEY MOW THEYRE YARD OR WASH THEYRE CAR AND CLEAN THERE HOUSE.THEY DESPISE PEOPLE OF COLOR IT BRINGS DOWN THE PRISSY SISSY COMMUNITY OF SICKNESS.ITS THE SICKO GAYSTREAM MEDIA THAT WANT YOU TOO THINK YOU ARE WRONG ABOUT WHAT IS CLEARLY SICKENING AND VILE BEHAVIOR.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.SEND THEM ALL ON A TRIP TO RUSSIA OR IRAN OR A NICE TRIP TOO SAUDI ARABIA WHERE THEY WILL BE WELCOMED OPENLY....

  • Grant MacDonald
    Grant MacDonald

    The Bible & Torah should be banned! Here are several really loving excerpts from the Torah; the first five books of the Old Testament in the bible -- perhaps read to the congregation on Friday night at a synagogue or a Sunday morning church in the meadow. 1. Kill any friends or family that worship a god that is different than your own. Deuteronomy 13:6-10 2. Kill all the inhabitants of any city where you find people that worship differently than you. Deuteronomy 13:12-16 3. Kill everyone who has religious views that are different than your own. Deuteronomy 17:2-7. Rabbinical / Priestly rules: Leviticus 21:17-18 … “No one who is blind or lame or has a defect or any blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God.” Leviticus 18:22 … “You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination ….” Rabbis; the pope and churches fully aware that Leviticus 18:22 applies to rabbis and priests … refuse to remove this stigma maliciously persecuting gays.

  • Grant MacDonald
    Grant MacDonald

    Kids are being bullied into suicide …! Being left-handed – being black or being gay is just as natural. It is a sometimes rare occurrence to fall in Love and to hold that person in your heart and be loved in return ... it is something that should be celebrated! If it is love between two guys or two girls … all the better … it takes even more courage to defend that LOVE! www.HolyFaux.com It is written; so therefore it shall be? We are the chosen people; such a wicked fantasy.

  • hotwasabi21
    hotwasabi21

    WHATEVER JP! That quote was not taken out of context, and I listened to the whole interview!! You definitely made sure to say how much you respect your gay friends, but at the same time you were implying that gay relationships aren't normal and teach kids bad values, and that gay intimacy is too perverted for viewers to handle. I don't even watch the Bachelor but this guy seems like a douche. There are SO many better shows out there than watching reality bigots like Juan Pablo and the Duck Dynasty clan!

 

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