ABC Bachelor Jaun Pablo Galavis has issued a statement apologizing for anti-gay remarks made to TVPage.com.
In the original interview, he referred to homosexuals as perverts and said a gay bachelor would be a bad influence on children.
Here’s the apology Juan Pablo posted to his Facebook and Twitter pages:
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. 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.
Juan Pablo Galavis
He also retweeted this message, making light of the situation:
— Juan Pablo Galavis™ (@JuanPaGalavis) January 18, 2014
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