“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!”

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  • Spike

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cam


    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.

  • CaptainFabulous

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

  • 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.

  • sportyguy1983

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

  • 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.

  • balehead

    These hoochies are sad…..

  • 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.

  • gwydion

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

  • 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.

  • Matthew Tharrett

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

    Stop trying to race bait here.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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