“The Bachelor” Juan Pablo Galavis Against Gay Version Of The Show: “Not A Good Example For The Kids”

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Juan Pablo Galavi, currently appearing as the single stud on ABC’s The Bachelor, doesn’t want to see a gay version of the popular reality show. At a network party on Friday, he reportedly  told The TV Page’s Sean Daly  “I respect [gay people] but, honestly, I don’t think it’s a good example for kids…”

Galavis added: “Obviously people have their husband and wife and kids, and that is how we are brought up. Now there is two fathers having kids and all that, and it is hard for me to understand that… Two [same-sex] parents sleeping in the same bed and the kid going into bed… It is confusing in a sense.”

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Yes, much more confusing than having a parade of unstable women throw themselves at a stranger on national television. (We have to wonder how single dad Galavis is going to explain to his 4-year-old daughter how he met her new mommy.)

Galavis did say he respected gay parents in his own way:

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.”

The show’s first Latino bachelor, Galavis also stated that “there’s this thing about gay people… it seems to me, and I don’t know if I’m mistaken or not… but they’re more ’pervert’ in a sense. And to me the show would be… too hard to watch.”

Oh Juan Pablo, it’s pretty hard to watch right now.

Listen to the whole conversation below.


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