"The Bachelor" 2014 lead gave a shocking opinion about gay people while he was at a network event Friday night. Huffington Post reports Jan. 18 that Juan Pablo Galavis was asked if ABC producers would ever cast a gay or bisexual lead for the show.
He did not hold back in his answer.
"No... I respect [gay people] but, honestly, I don't think it's a good example for kids...," Juan Pablo told The TV Page's Sean Daly,
Juan Pablo mentioned that he has a gay friend -- Peter -- in an effort to point out that he does not mind being friends with them or interacting with them. "The Bachelor" season 18 lead went onto explain why he would not like seeing a gay person appear as the lead.
"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," Juan Pablo explained.
Juan Pablo was not done...he had more to say. He added that "there's this thing about gay people... it seems to me, and I don't know if I'm mistaken or not... but they're more 'pervert' in a sense. And to me the show would be too strong... too hard to watch."
Juan Pablo will more than likely get some backlash from the public over those words. Even if celebrities do not believe in the gay lifestyle, it is highly unpopular to say anything against it in this day and age. If "The Bachelor" 2014 was seeking more publicity, Juan Pablo's comments probably did it!