Juan Pablo Galavis says gays should not be featured on The Bachelor because it will be too hard to watch … and will spoil the minds of little children.
The star was asked by a reporter for The TV Page, ‘Do you think it would be a good idea at some point to have a gay or bisexual “Bachelor”?’
‘No,’ he replied. ‘I respect them… but, honestly, I don’t think it’s a good example for kids to watch that on TV.’
He continued, ‘But obviously, people have their husband and wife and kids and that is how we are brought up. Now there [are] 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.’
‘Where is the thin line to cross or not? … It would be too hard for TV. Too much, too much,’ he explained.
Pablo wasn’t done yet.
‘There’s this thing about gay people… it seems to me, and I don’t know if I’m mistaken or not… they’re more pervert in a sense… and to me the show will be too strong, too hard to watch on TV,’ he added.
Listen to the audio below.
Pablo has just apologized via a statement on Facebook to those gays who were offended by his use of the word ‘pervert’, saying the whole thing was taken out of context:
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.
Juan Pablo Galavis.