’Bachelor’ Star Apologizes for Anti-Gay Comments
The star of ABC’s "The Bachelor" made anti-gay comments that drew a swift rebuke from the network and an apology from the bachelor himself on Saturday.
Juan Pablo Galavis told website The TV Page that he didn’t think a gay or bisexual bachelor would set a good example for kids. Galavis also told the site Friday that gays were more "pervert, in a sense," adding that he could be mistaken.
On Saturday, Galavis posted an apology on his Facebook page, saying he respects gay people, has gay friends, including one "who’s like a brother," and regrets using the word "pervert." Galavis blamed that latter word choice on the fact that English is his second language, after Spanish.
"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," the single dad from Miami wrote online.
In apologizing to those he may have offended, Galavis said his remarks were taken out of context and the full interview posted online by The TV Page demonstrates his respect for gay people and their families.