Perhaps The Bachelor‘s Juan Pablo Galavis shares a publicist with Big Brother‘s Aaryn Gries? After calling gays “perverted” in a recent interview, the reality star is using the all too familiar defense of “You took my comments out of context.”
His pathetic “apology” was officially issued like clockwork today:
I have heard from many gay Latinos today who are hurt because of what I said and I apologize. I know gay parents and I support them and their families. They are good parents and loving families. I am a father and I know the feel of being a father, why wouldn’t I want my gay friends to also be happy parents?
I also want gay and lesbian youth to know that it is fine to be who you are. Gay or straight, Black or White, Latin or American, what matters here is to respect who we are.
Another unofficial “apology” appears on his Facebook page, where he strangely offers an even more homophobic reason for never wanting to see gay people on reality television. We’re too “intense,” he says:
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.
Also, who predicted he’d play the “English as a second language” card? You get five points:
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.
All we’re hearing is blah, blah, blah. Galavis says he plans to meet with GLAAD and pretend to clean up his image this week.