In an interview with The TV Page’s Sean Daly, Juan Pablo Galavais, a former soccer star and bachelor on the ABC reality TV show, said he considered gays “more pervert” and would not want a gay man to be the Bachelor in future seasons.
According to Daly,
The former Venezuelan soccer star said Friday night that he would be 100 percent opposed to having a cycle of the reality dating show feature an openly gay or bisexual bachelor.
“I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV,” he told me while promoting the show at a network party in Pasadena, Calif.
“Obviously people have their husband and wife and kids and that is how we are brought up. Now there is fathers having kids and all that, and it is hard for me to understand that too in the sense of a household having peoples… Two parents sleeping in the same bed and the kid going into bed… It is confusing in a sense. But I respect them because they want to have kids. They want to be parents. So it is a scale… Where do you put it on the scale? Where is the thin line to cross or not? You have to respect everybody’s desires and way of living. But it would be too hard for TV.”
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ABC, The Bachelor Executive Producers, and Warner Horizon Television quickly released a join statement condemning the star’s comments: “Juan Pablo’s comments were careless, thoughtless and insensitive, and in no way reflect the views of the network, the show’s producers or studio.”
Listen to his comments below, and let us know what you think. Do you support Juan Pablo Galavais?