“Bachelor” star Juan Pablo may have been the most desired bachelor contestant in history, but it sounds like he may have made a big mistake while doing an interview recently. He made a comment about not wanting to see gay people on the show to find love. But it sounds like he is now backtracking. According to a new Wetpaint Entertainment report published on Jan. 18, “Bachelor” star Juan Pablo is now revealing that his anti-gay comment was taken out of context.
Juan Pablo was asked at an event whether there should ever be a gay or bisexual Bachelor. "No," Juan Pabs replied, adding, "I don’t think it’s a good example for kids to watch that on TV." He also said that gay people are "more pervert, in a sense." Many gay people reached out to him to say that they still adored him, but many people have taken offense with his comment. Earlier this weekend, he released a statement to explain the comment.
"I want to apologize to all the people I may have offended because of my comments on having a Gay or Bisexual Bachelor," Juan Pablo says. "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." And it sounds like he does support the gay community. "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 five months," he continues. "The word 'pervert' was not what I meant to say, and I am very sorry about it."
And it sounds like he is also blaming his language barrier, as English is his second language. "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," Juan Pablo says. "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."
Do you accept his statement?