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“Bachelor” Ladies Slam Juan Pablo Galavis For Homophobic Remarks On Reunion Special

juan-pablo-homophobicArrogant homophobe Juan Pablo Galavis was finally taken to task for his homophobic comments on last night’s “The Bachelor: Women Tell All” special.

The 32-year-old serial dater told TV Page in January that a gay version of ABC’s The Bachelor wouldn’t be appropriate for television, because gay people are “too pervert.” He later apologized issued an awful statement regarding the incident and may or may not have given Lance Bass a call.

Host Chris Harrison noted that “viewers were shocked by how [Galavis] treated some of the women this season,” but the women were more universally shocked by his antigay sentiments.

The women used some colorful language to describe Galavis, including “disgusting,” “insecure,” “not genuine” and “disastrous,” though none were more troubled by his language than Kelly, a contestant with gay parents. She reportedly ripped into him and broke into tears.

“Coming from [having] a parent who is gay I was hurt by that,” she said.

Galavis told her again that his comments were “taken out of context.” “I love gay people,” he said. “They were born that way.”

TIME calls the moment “awkward” (how progressive!) Here’s their rundown:

Kelly, who apparently has two fathers, takes the opportunity to call Juan Pablo out on his homophobic remarks. As tears roll down her face, she demands an explanation and he refuses to give her one, saying that he wants to talk to her for an hour instead of deliver a four-minute sound bite. As the women holler at him, Sharleen, once again, defends him. She says that on their date they talked about equality and he seemed cool with it and that’s good enough for her.

Okay bye Juan Pablo! Enjoy your life of eternal obscurity, forever being referred to as “that homophobic Bachelor!”

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Mar 4, 2014
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  • 18 Comments
    • Spike
      Spike

      Seriously?!!? Have LGBT rights become a joke?

      Why would anyone care what anyone the Bachelor thinks let alone about the LGBT community.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sportyguy1983
      sportyguy1983

      These dirty b.tches looking for their 15 minutes of fame are lecturing him? Really? Anyone that does a reality show is just pure trash.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SpunkyBunks
      SpunkyBunks

      @Spike: Your right, nobody cares what a pretty guy thinks. It might have also been a publicity stunt from Disney to cause controversy to attract viewers (see Duck Dynasty). Don’t underestimate corporate scumbags. Anything, regardless of how unethical, for money.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Spike:

      Because it’s a national TV show and the network and the guy got called out for it.
      Big Brother had similar happen when a contestant made rac-ist comments. To not say anything about it would be for the network to say it condoned it.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaptainFabulous
      CaptainFabulous

      The fact there has been 27 seasons of this show proves beyond a shadow of a doubt there is zero hope for humanity.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toronto416
      toronto416

      Some people might think it’s offensive for a brown guy with a foreign-sounding name to be trying to scoop up a bunch of snooty white girls.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sportyguy1983
      sportyguy1983

      Who knew that you are brown because you speak Spanish. ha

      Mar 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      lmao…as trashy as this show is, they should at least allow all colors and creeds of trashy people to have some time to shine. lol

      The producer of the show said he would never have a gay,chubby or black bachelor on because it isn’t a good ‘business” move.

      That might be true though.I don’t think we have a big enough audience for those bachelors.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      These hoochies are sad…..

      Mar 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sejjo
      sejjo

      He says he didn’t mean to say ‘pervert’, says English is his second language. He says he meant to say gay people are ‘more racy and intense’ for the audience, as if that’s an excuse. But no matter, I forgive him.

      Mar 5, 2014 at 6:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gwydion
      gwydion

      Again, another ‘why do we give a shit’ moment. He’s a typical straight Latino homophobe.

      Mar 5, 2014 at 7:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @toronto416: said…

      “Some people might think it’s offensive for a brown guy with a foreign-sounding name to be trying to scoop up a bunch of snooty white girls.

      ______________________________

      It’s interesting that you would classify somebody as “Brown” who is sandy blondish and basically looks like they are from Holland.

      Sounds like you may be the one making judgements based on his name and how he speaks.

      Mar 5, 2014 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matthew Tharrett
      Matthew Tharrett · Queerty Editor

      @Cam: Or, you know, he was just aware that Juan Pablo is Latino, which is a fact.

      Stop trying to race bait here.

      Mar 5, 2014 at 12:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • corey
      corey

      There WAS a gay like bachelor… Though turns out the twist was half the guys were straight. But it ran through cause I remember the guy picking someone at the end. Though I do remember a gay one that got slammed I think after a few shows, by those people that are the most persecuted on the planet: conservative Christians

      Mar 5, 2014 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nandaric
      nandaric

      I can’t believe some of the comments here. Are you people seriously complaining about and attacking the very people defending the GLBT community? Wtf? We need all the allies we can get even if they are from a reality tv show. It is this kind of garbage that makes it harder for us as a community to get the equality we deserve.

      Mar 5, 2014 at 7:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mcflyer54
      mcflyer54

      With hundreds of thousands of gay people fighting for marriage equality television shows like “The Bachelor” (and “The Bachelorette”) continue to make a mockery of marriage in the name of entertainment. And, most disgustingly of all (at least to me), is that many American who are opposed to marriage equality appear to be perfectly accepting of making a game show out of finding a marriage partner (as long as it adheres to their religious definition of a “traditional” male/female couple.

      Mar 6, 2014 at 8:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Matthew Tharrett: said…

      @Cam: Or, you know, he was just aware that Juan Pablo is Latino, which is a fact.
      Stop trying to race bait here.

      _____________________________________

      So by knowing the guy is Latino he can assume that he is “Brown”? You and he are actually the race baiters here. He made the assumption of racial issues. I merely pointed out that his assumptions in this case were wrong and that his thinking that somebody was automatically “Brown” was the problem. Your defending him is along the same lines. Just because I have commented on some of your posts here on Queerty no reason to actively try to mis state the situation.

      Mar 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mz.sam
      mz.sam

      The hilarious thing was Bachelor fans overwhelmingly elected Juan Pablo to be the next Bachelor now have egg on their hormonal faces. What a shallow community of reality show watchers.

      Mar 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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