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The “bachelor” Juan Pablo: Gays “too perverted” for TV

This news story was published on January 19, 2014.
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Juan Pablo Galavis

Juan Pablo Galavis

NIT – If you are one of the millions of women glued to the TV every week for the hit show “The Bachelor” … or one of the men who are forced by their wives or girlfriends to watch the drama-filled reality show, then you know the “Juan Pablo Mania” has swept the nation. The all-Venezuelan ex-soccer star hunk Juan Pablo Galavis has stolen the hearts of viewers so far, but he may have soured his appeal after ranting Friday about how he feels that gays are a bad example for kids and shouldn’t be on TV.

According to an interview for, Juan Pablo said Friday that he would be 100 percent opposed to having a cycle of the reality dating show feature an openly gay or bisexual bachelor.

“I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV,” he told a reporter while promoting “The Bachelor” show at a network party in Pasadena, Calif.

Juan Pablo continued to dig himself into a hole, trying to explain his poor choice of words.

“Obviously people have their husband and wife and kids and that is how we are brought up. 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. 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 went on to accuse gay people of being “more pervert in a sense.”

CNN reported that the ABC television network called his comments “careless, thoughtless and insensitive,” saying the opinions “in no way reflect the views of the network, the show’s producers or studio.”

As the fallout from his comments continues to escalate, Juan Pablo made an apology Saturday via social media:


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.


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22 Responses to The “bachelor” Juan Pablo: Gays “too perverted” for TV

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    Watchdog Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Love it it eh? That is what you call it?

    I side with the actor, Juan Pablo Galavis. No need for your lifestyle of “love” to be on TV. Keep it yourself and I will keep mine to myself.

    I feel sorry for the homosexual community. It has to be very difficult being born with a birth defect and having people look at you as challenged.

    I have accepted that there are those born with the affliction but I still believe there are many that simply choose the queer lifestyle because of lust.

    Let’s clear this up right up front, I am a Cynic not homophobic, whatever that is supposed to mean.

    Just saying.

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    DS Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2014 at 6:33 am

    i have no problem with gays but keep that shit private i have no desire to see gay love on tv.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 20, 2014 at 6:55 am

      Then turn the channel. But answer me this question. What’s the difference seeing a man & woman slapping their shit on TV compared between two men or two women? NONE! I understand its everyone’s own opinion but there is no difference, love making is love making period. Like I said if you don’t like it turn the channel or turn the other way!

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      The producers of the Bachelor Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Are Eric and Skipper in love? What do they do all alone in Eric’s office with the door closed?

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    January 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I think Juan ment to say, estraga. You must be careful what you say anymore, free speech is a thing of the past. Phil Robertson, Juan Pablo, who’s next. It all makes for boring reading.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    January 19, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Who cares. He is entitled to his opinion.

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      Monique Reply Report comment

      January 19, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      As a lesbian woman, I care. He has portrayed us as weird and sex-crazed. We are not. My partner and I and most others are just like heteros. I for one am sick and tired of having my rights squashed and my lifestyle bashed by hate-mongers. So go right ahead and stick up for this man if it makes you feel good. Hate is hate.

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        Philosophus Reply Report comment

        January 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm

        People like LVS would sit and watch homosexuals get executed and do nothing about it if that’s what was occurring. They have no balls to stand up for what’s right and ethical. They are total cads for status-quo inertia and “tradition”.

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          LVS Reply Report comment

          January 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm

          @Philly-I don’t know much about homosexuals but I do know that everyone is entitled to their opinion and that includes people who don’t like the lifestyle. As far as watching people get executed, I wouldn’t watch seeing a bunch of split personality, crazy people get knocked off. Just look at the money we would save if we got rid of the Philly’s of this world. They are nothing but a waste on society. They serve no purpose and only draw resources that could be better spent on sane people. I mean, how productive can one be living in their mothers basement and listening to Harley Pipes playing in the street.

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          LVS Reply Report comment

          January 19, 2014 at 2:13 pm

          @Philly-you are so damn stupid. You just won’t leave it alone. I guess that is what crazy people do, it must be because you are sure mentally challenged and won’t leave it alone will you momma’s boy.

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        LVS Reply Report comment

        January 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm

        @Monique-if you really want to see hate just read your own post. It is one of the most hate filled rants I have ever seen. It isn’t his fault you are different and he can believe whatever he wants. It may be real hard for you to believe but there are lots of Christians who also do not support your lifestyle.

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          Philosophus Reply Report comment

          January 19, 2014 at 2:22 pm

          Hard for her to believe there are a lot of Christians who don’t support homosexuality? I’m sure she’s well aware of all the “Christians” who don’t support homosexuality. LVS still can’t climb out from behind his safe status quo way of thinking. If it wasn’t “normal” in 1953, then it’s not normal for LVS now.

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          Monique Reply Report comment

          January 19, 2014 at 6:49 pm

          They SHOULD support MY lifestyle since it is PERFECTLY LEGAL. My partner and I LOVE each OTHER. Why don’t you bigots understand that?

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            January 19, 2014 at 7:01 pm

            Legal doesn’t make it right. If you want a classic example of that look at Philly. A grown man/child sitting in his mothers basement writing on here all day like he knows something. He can’t hold a job and spends half his time in the mental wards because of his metal issues. Yet he thinks he can talk about other people. He is an admitted illegal drug user and a loser. I have nothing against the gay community at all. That being said doesn’t mean I must support it either.

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          Judge Judy Reply Report comment

          January 20, 2014 at 7:41 am

          I see you like to judge, but not be judged.

          Think your special do yah?

          Better then other people? Specially gays right?

          That’s your opinion isn’t it?

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          Billy Gramcracker Reply Report comment

          January 23, 2014 at 3:32 am

          Why don’t you put down that beer, and try reading your bible. That tells you to love your neighbor. No matter who or what he is.

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            January 23, 2014 at 8:36 am

            @Billy-you are a special kind of STUPID.

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    WWPCS? Reply Report comment

    January 19, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    What would Peter Children say?

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      Ron Dyebald Reply Report comment

      January 19, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      What would Pat Robertson say?

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      Eric and the gang Reply Report comment

      January 19, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Where IS Peter Children? I miss him.

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        Petey John Childreno Reply Report comment

        January 20, 2014 at 7:47 am

        Yeah, Petey John!

        He’s the godfather of mason city now.

        Some guys say Petey John was made in 71, some guys say 69. Some guys say even as far back as 67, when he got his colors.

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      Greek Connection Reply Report comment

      January 20, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Pete Children would say gays ok prolly I think.

      But then again who knows with Petey John.