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“Bachelor” Juan Pablo Galavis Says His Calling Gays “Perverted” Was “Taken Out Of Context”

bachelor-juan-pablo-galavisPerhaps 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.

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36 Comments

  • TheNewEnergyDude

    Typical cya. smh. Same shit, same cycle. This world never changes.

  • tdx3fan

    FFS QT. When it is white trash red necks doing the bashing you talk about RuPaul proving their point. When its a HOT blooded latino you try to crucify them. Ethnocentric much!?!

  • ppp111

    I was wondering when this would follow. Gets tedious after a while doesn’t it?

  • Sweet Boy

    So…. it´s not OK for kids to watcha gay version of The Bachelor, but it´s ok for girls to see adult women throwing themselves ata guy as though they were female dogs in mating seson…

    Juan Pablo Galavis, te lo digo en tu lengua materna: eres un gilipollas, un subnormal.

  • DShucking

    @tdx3fan: Boring.

  • MK Ultra

    His direct insinuation that “gays are perverts who should be kept off of tv (and presumably out of public life completely) to protect the children”, was bad enough.
    But following it up with this really tacky, poorly done PR apology. “I was taken out of context”, “I don’t speak English well”, “I respect gay people even though I think of them as sex fiends”, and my favorite- “I haz gay friends”…
    Ugh, Just go away.

  • mrsbuela

    Another wannabe celebrity backpeddling after a bad case of diarrhea of the mouth. Stupid skank still has some toilet paper hanging from his lip.

    A year from now no one will remember his name and he’ll be a footnote in a vapid history of reality show.

    “Oh yeah…the latino homophobe that picked the girl with the bra size larger than her IQ…what was his name?”

  • tada-no

    GLAAD being the Gambino family of the U.S. Gay Inc. is already salivating to make some $$$ from ABC over this. They’ll have an official meeting, photo ops, and some money will be “donated” to gay causes to ease tensions. We all know the routine but GLAAD might be hesitant to be megaphones this time after the Duck Dynasty debacle which has eroded GLAAD’s perceived public influence or relevance.

  • RayJacksonMs

    Does Don Taco not know what the words pay your child support for your bastard mean too?

  • Kangol

    Este hijo de la porra necesita un cocotazo! Vete a la verga, pendejo!

  • Wingfield

    “So sorry my English is really bad… I love everybody”- my prediction of what he’d say during the last post. 5 points for me!! I wasn’t watching before but it would be so sweet to see a huge drop in ratings! Also if he was vying for a spot on dancing with the stars I can only hope this lessons his chances.

  • litper

    He had too much man love juice in his mouth

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  • SpunkyBunks

    Is this another “fake” controversy being drummed up for a ratings boost? (see Duck Dynasty). What I don’t get is why do they even talk about gays to begin with? The show has nothing to do with us (thank god), so why are we even brought up in the conversation? That’s why it seems so fake to me. This “controversy” was probably a PR marketing strategy.

    The only straight people I know that always obsess and talk about the gays are the closet cases themselves. Real straight guys could care less about the gays because they are too busy chasing poon-tang!

    Really good looking straight guys get hurt if I don’t hit on them or pay much attention to them. They start to feel insecure if the gays don’t salivate over their insecure asses! It bothers them when I take away their “sexual power” to reject me. Straight women are the same.

  • balehead

    ABC will pay GLAAD their usual extortion fee and we’ll be told it’s ok as usual…

  • ppp111

    @SpunkyBunks:
    Exactly! I always wonder why any interviewer even brings that up. Unless they’re looking for a loaded answer.

  • litper

    @SpunkyBunks: yeah, see Duck Dynasty and their HUGE ratings fall; tea-billies are very loud but they’re actually a very small minority

  • marytba

    We have to stop these celebrities making a homophobic comments then come back to apologize. That’s for me a strategic way to spread a homophobic comments without hurting themselves with the media. The work PERVERT in Spanish is PERVERTIDO you just add IDO at the end. He knew very well what he was talking about.

  • Niall

    Can’t take seriously statements that are purely PR scripted and probably have no input from the man himself

  • SpunkyBunks

    @litper: That’s why it reeks of a desperate PR stunt that backfired on Duck Dynasty. Duck Dynasty was already dying before their fake controversy put them back in the spotlight with the TeaBaggers. Right now it’s considered PC not to offend the gays. What better way to attract attention (and eyeballs) than to offend the gays! It’s not rocket science. Corporations are exploiting the gay crowd to their advantage.

    News spreads through the internet like wildfire. Gays are tech savvy and can build and destroy brand preference overnight. Corporations know how to manipulate us to their advantage.

    Take the upcoming Sochi Olympics for example. McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Visa, etc. are the major sponsors for this dreck. They are going to play the victim and pretend that they silently “defend” gay rights in Russia. And that they have no control of the situation over there, even though their big corporate dollars DO have a lot of influence. If they had any morals they would pull out as sponsors. But we know that is not going to happen, and they will put on a spin to cover their asses like we’ve never seen before! Wait and see.

  • Tyler100

    @balehead:

    Baley, why do you hate gay people so much? Not getting any?

  • Evji108

    Oh, sorry, I didn’t know that “pervertido” in Spanish means “pervert” in English. Sure, we believe you.

  • NG22

    @MK Ultra: Perfectly said.

  • NG22

    Reading all of these stories about ‘famous’ people being homophobic makes me feel like a reality star myself.

    “Keep my muthafuckin’ name out ya muthafuckin’ mouth!”

    It’s like they don’t have shit to talk about.

  • jimbryant

    GLAAD was much harsher in its criticism of Phil Robertson compared to Juan Galavis. Juan’s comments were actually much worse than Phil’s. One wonder what’s going on with GLAAD these days. Totally irrelevant organization of you ask me.

  • MK Ultra

    Even worse and more damning than Juan Pablo suggesting that gay men are sex-crazed perverts who shouldn’t be on TV because our perversion would corrupt children, was THIS quote:
    “Now there is fathers having kids and all that,…Two parents sleeping in the same bed and the kid going into bed”. “Where is the thin line to cross or not?”
    What do you think he means by that comment?

  • DShucking

    @MK Ultra: Didn’t catch that the first time around. If he meant what I think he meant he needs a kick in the nuts, at least.

  • DShucking

    @MK Ultra: To be fair, here is the actual quote: “Obviously, people have their husband and wife and have kids, and that’s how we are brought up. Now there’s fathers having kids and all that, and it’s hard for me to understand that, too, in the sense of a household having people’s — two parents sleeping in the same bed and the kid going into bed. It’s confusing in a sense, but I respect them because they want to have kids, they want to be parents. It’s a scale; where do you put it on the scale, where’s the thin line to cross or not?”

    It’s not exactly as you edited it but still troublesome.

  • ouragannyc

    He did a full 180 apology. What a punk! lol

  • MK Ultra

    @DShucking: Well, I agree it is troublesome. It sounds like he is either suggesting gays shouldn’t be parents, or that gays would molest their children. After all, we’re “perverts”, in his words.
    Either way, the original comments were very disturbing, and the fake 180 now is somehow more shady.

  • DShucking

    @MK Ultra: Totally fake apology. He’s such a tool.

  • ChiChi Man

    LOL the AUDIO interview is on Towleroad. There is nothing out of context. The man is a bigot and a fool! He actually says that it would be confusing for children to see a gay version of The Bachelor. Would that be any more confusing than watching a man shopping for women, Juan?

  • KDub

    Latinos always try to act like they don’t speak English well when they get caught. Glad nobody’s buying it. He knew exactly what he was saying from the start. ABC needs to can this clown and send him back to his gardening job.

  • AnitaMann

    Deport his worthless butt.

  • jimbryant

    Honestly, I think these reality show idiots must share the same agent. Their apologies are formulaic and there is also an attempt to blame others for misunderstanding what was originally said. Pathetic.

    The agents are just as bad as these reality show creeps.

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