Bad news for gay Americans who dream of rose ceremonies and finding love in hot tubs on network television: Juan Pablo Galavis, the latest Bachelor imbecile, believes a gay bachelor would be "too hard for TV," mostly because gays are "more perverts, in a sense."
Taking a page from the Duck Dynasty playbook, Galavis spoke with Sean Daly from The TV Page at the Disney/ABC Winter 2014 TCA All Star Reception in Pasadena Friday night. When Daly asked him what he thought about a potential gay Bachelor, Galavis, a man who goes on group dates for a paycheck, responded, "I don't think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV." (Presumably, it is a good idea for kids to watch Galavis rub his boner on chicks at rooftop pool parties.)
"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."
Just when it seemed the interview couldn't get any worse, the single dad continued babbling, sharing his belief that gay people are just more perverted "in a sense." But don't you worry, Bachelor fans. It's cool if Galavis says this because he has "a lot of friends like that."
The complete audio of the interview, which ABC will certainly try to spin as "cultural misunderstanding," can be listened to here:
UPDATE: ABC, Warner Horizon Television and the Bachelor producers have issued a joint statement condemning Galavis' interview: "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."
Galavis himself has taken to Facebook to apologize. And, as expected, he's blaming his homophobia on language barriers:
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