“Bachelor’s” Juan Pablo” pulls the same type of red neck move of “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson by saying something disparaging about Gay people. Juan Pablo actually may have one upped Phil by telling a reporter that Gays were “more pervert.”
According to MSN, Juan Pablo was asked about the possibility of a Gay or Lesbian contestant ever being on “Bachelor.” This is when he said he didn’t thinks so because Gay people are “more pervert.”
ABC does not condone what their “Bachelor” star said, but they didn’t offer up any information when it comes to the consequences for their star’s bad choice of words.
Juan Pablo released an apology statement, but he might have put his foot in his mouth once again saying that he meant to say that Gay people are “more affectionate and intense and for the segment of the TV audience, this would be too racy.”
Grouping Gays all together as people who are too flamboyant with their affection isn’t really considered a solid apology. He posted his apology on Facebook saying:
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"
Since he acknowledges that he has a tough time with expressing himself in English at times, he probably should have asked for someone from the “Bachelor” show to maybe take a look at his apology before posting it.
Will his remark do the same thing for the “Bachelor” that Phil’s remark may have done for “Duck Dynasty?” Duck Dynasty’s season 5 premiered to three million less viewers than season 4 did and this came on the heels of Phil’s Gay comment. When Phil was asked to elaborate on what he considers sin his answer started uproar:
"Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there — bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men," Phil said during an interview with GQ Magazine.
This is one sure-fire way to sabotage any TV show you are appearing in. Now it’s the “Bachelor’s” turn to try and work damage control for Juan Pablo’s theory!