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ABC Bashes The Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis For Anti-Gay Remarks! Now Juan Pablo Issues Apology Citing Language Barrier!

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Controversy better than a plot on one of your favorite soap operas has emerged because of none other than The Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis!  Last night at the ABC TCA Winter Press Tour Cocktail Reception and press event, Juan Pablo made remarks to a reporter from The TV Page when asked said Would he be opposed to having an openly gay or bisexual bachelor take part in an upcoming season of the series?   What happened next was not good!

Juan Pablo answered:  “I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV.  Obviously, people have their husband and wife and kids and that is how we are brought up. Now there are fathers having kids and all that, and it is hard for me to understand that too in the sense of a household having… 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.”

ABC and Warner Horizon studio this morning came out and bashed The Bachelor and did not stand by their man, instead issuing this statement, “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.”   Now Juan Pablo took to his facebook page to offer his apology on his statements citing the language barrier as one of the issues for the misunderstanding since he is originally from Venezuela.

Juan Pablo offered up this apology:  “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. S inceramente, Juan Pablo Galavis.”

So, what do you make of the whole debacle?  Do you buy Juan Pablo’s apology?  Do you think it was out of line? What do you think about ABC’s comments against Juan Pablo’s remarks?  Comment below!

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Beti
Beti

I think actors/actresses should keep their opinions to themselves

Mark Y
Mark Y

He was answering a question I’m an interview though.

ethel
ethel

he was totally wrong for even making those comments – no i don’t buy his apology – i feel as though he knew exactly what he was saying – i have seen him give interviews & his english seems just fine so i don’t buy that crap about the problem was caused because english is his second language – abc needs to take him off of the bachelor & send his butt packing…………..
i wonder what the gay & lesbian community thinks about his obnoxious remarks??

Joshua
Joshua

We weren’t surprised. Not all but most Latin Catholics are extremely homophobic. Patricia Mauceri (ex-Carlotta) was one of the worst.

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

Patricia Mauceri objected to the story where she mistakenly thinks that Cristian is gay and embraces the idea enthusiastically and automatically.The actress,in an attempt to protect the character she helped the writers create( with her interpretation of the role) thought that it was implausible that that particular traditional Hispanic mother would react as she did so happily and unquestioningly.That does not make her a homophobe it makes her an actress who takes her work seriously and proudly.For you to call her ‘one of the worst” is unfair,uninformed and unjustified.

Johnny
Johnny

I was very proud of Ms. Mauceri for standing up for her character. If more actors did that, maybe there would be more quality programming of all kinds…not limited just to this issue. Actors sell themselves out and act out all sorts of depraved things on screen for the sake of a paycheque.

Johnny
Johnny

They’ll act outraged for 5 minutes, give it some lip service, then go back on with their lives. Pointless really.

denisefan
denisefan

There is no debacle. Everyone has a preference and the freedom to communicate it. The media loves to treat communications of exclusive heterosexual preference as heresy. Get over it.

Marc
Marc

And then there’s the freedom of speech to let this guy know he’s an a-hole.

Johnny
Johnny

Exactly. Why can’t we be proud of being straight??

Larry T
Larry T

That’s like white guys feeling oppressed because blacks demand equality and respect. You “straights” are not a minority – and, by the way, no one is asking you to NOT be proud of your heterosexuality. If your masculinity feels threatened by gay pride, however, maybe you need to see a therapist.

Johnny
Johnny

There’s nothing to be “proud” about being straight or being gay. And yes…you most DEFINITELY are asking…in a not very subtle way…us to NOt be proud of being straight. This bachelor was asked how he would feel about a gay bachelor show. He answered very honestly and respectfully. Why is ABC jumping in? Why is he being forced to issue an apology? My masculinity has nothing to do with “gay pride” and I am not threatened in any way. what IS threatening absolutely that straight people can not express their opinions in a perfectly valid way. when they do, it’s homophobia. when gay people do it, it’s free speech. double standard much??

Aria
Aria

The network is being a big o Hippocrate because maybe they wouldn’t say it but I also don’t see them putting it on the air. they are just trying to come across as open minded.

Truth Detective
Truth Detective

PC Police strikes again?

claudio
claudio

Juan is a loser, I AM gay good looking masculine clean shaven. I want to meet juan, have dinner with him, educate this poor exuse of a man. when i have my way with him, I will tell him, who’s your daddy. lol. i have a good sence of humour folks. ok, juan maybe is in the closet, maybe he is gay bisexual or bi curious. I was married to a wonderful lady, but i knew I was gay. now im 30 years old. i have a loving cute hot hot boyfriend. he is 24 years old. juan come out of the closet, and be happy. thats all.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Claudio…I am also gay. And, Claudio…your comment made my day!!!!! LOL!!!!!

Take care and have a good one. Peace.

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

Your comment is ignorant and vulgar and certainly does not demonstrate your self proclaimed ‘sense (sic)of humo(u)r”.Your tasteless fantasy of having your ‘way with him” is crude and very telling.His having an opinion or a point of view different from your own certainly does not justify your calling him a ‘poor excuse of a man”.

frank
frank

Hey robert take a pill buddy. You are attacking claudio, you have to calm down and take your meds. You are a homo phobe. claudio did nothing too you, you are a big bully.

Johnny
Johnny

Thank you!

ticktock
ticktock

Robert what you say is true, thankfully not all gay people think like him. I do notice that some gays people believe if you have a problem with their lifestyle it’s because you’re “in the closet”. Unfortunately these stereotypes are constantly played out in the movies and on TV. Hopefully one day we can learn to respect each others lifestyle and stop putting a label on every comment made.

Jared
Jared

I am gay, too, and I feel that the original comment here is just as ignorant as Mr. Galavis’s comment. Nevertheless, free speech is sacred, no matter how tacky.

Stuart Lloyd
Stuart Lloyd

Actions speak louder than words! ABC was very quick to distance themselves from his comments, and have saved their franchise in the process! There might still be a backlash or boycott of this season…only time will tell!

Charday
Charday

Why is this a tv show? Pointless.

Jen
Jen

It’s a language thing? No it isn’t. If that is how you feel, that is how you feel. But one question… Who are these kids that are watching the Bachelor? Who in their right mind lets their kid watch that show?

Johnny
Johnny

I agree Jen. Parents let their kids watch all sorts of filth…and shockingly a lot of it is found in cartoons!!!! There are a lot of depraved minds in Hollywood and I wish more parents would take notice of what their kids are viewing.

Chaz
Chaz

Oh, por favor!

Jared
Jared

Sounds plain to me. He was born in Ithaca, NY, so I’m not sure what language barrier he’s referring to.

Johnny
Johnny

The New Yawk barrier. Lol.

k/kay
k/kay

Oh my gosh does it never end? Just when you thought it was safe to step your toe in the water.

dg
dg

Again people are being punished and censored for giving their honest opinions because they dont fit with the liberal gay agenda. Big whoop. What else is knew. The gay “rights” movement is out of hand. This is America. Hello free speech!

Jared
Jared

As a gay man, I’m unfamiliar with any “liberal gay agenda”. I agree with you about the free speech issue. Tacky uneducated comments are the downside to a free society. If you don’t like it, tune out or turn the channel or just plain boycott. However, as a gay man who is the descendant of both native Americans and Europeans who have been here since the 1600’s, and as a law-abiding tax-paying educated productive citizen, I AM going to have my rights that are EQUAL to everyone else’s, and I care not one iota what anyone and their free speech has to say about it. My ancestors fought and died for that principle, and I’m prepared to do so as well.

Johnny
Johnny

You’re unfamiliar with a liberal gay agenda? Um…are you alive and NOt under a rock?

Johnny
Johnny

Amen.

MattsPlace
MattsPlace

Who does he think he is? Phil “Quack Quack” Robinson?! What he said made no sense, probably not even to him! Glad I don’t watch this show anymore. Haven’t watched in years. Prefer soaps. REAL soaps.

Didi
Didi

It was obvious from the beginning this was a language barrier issue. Instead of seeing that, people would rather turn this man into the devil because they enjoy bashing rather than understanding and forgiving.

Jared
Jared

Language barrier? He was born in Ithaca, NY! LOL

Tracy Bennett
Tracy Bennett

but his family, (who he was raised by) was not, this happens ALL THE TIME!

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

He has nothing to apologize for except,perhaps,appearing on that lurid program in the first place.

Lew S
Lew S

Sounds like he knew what he was saying to me. He screwed up!!

Johnny
Johnny

I dont get what was wrong in his original statement.

Johnny
Johnny

As ABC sits back and revels in the controversy and increased ratings….I am so very certain that they are “angry” at this bachelor. More likely they are signing a bonus cheque for him. LOL. Stupid fluff like this amuses me to no end.

Michael
Michael

The guy is a jackass,

liz
liz

I say who cares what he said! Who is he? why give power to someone who does not need it or matter what he thinks. It is all about how you feel and what you tell your family. Everyone has their own opinion and that will not change, we have so many different religions in this world and different believes, He is on a show to find a wife, he is not changing laws or thoughts or opinion his voice means nothing. I am Christian and I know people who are not and they go on and on how can you go to church and bash it but I still go, everyone has a voice and they use it. WHO CARES. It is all about how you sleep at night. I think we all now that we can not change peoples minds. Live life and be happy.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

And this guy is? Who?

janet
janet

If they didn’t want to hear his thoughts, they shouldn’t have asked him his opinion. They could have screened it also. We all have a right to our opinions and don’t want to hear the way some people feel, don’t ask. He didn’t call names he just said what he thought.???

jonboy
jonboy

Hey, if that’s his opinion then he’s allowed to make it.

Jared
Jared

This is a soap site, so I’m not sure why this article was posted in the first place. I made some comments above, but since we’re discussing free speech in a respectful manner, of course, here are some points to summarize my thoughts:

1) Freedom of speech is sacred. Ugly, offensive speech is the downside to a free society. I think in our current version of America, people seem to think just because they have an opinion that they need to EXPRESS that opinion. Sometimes, it’s wisest to remain quiet. Still, free speech is a right, and it’s our FIRST right, and it is sacred, period.

2) 2014 America is unfortunately an uncivil shell of its former self, populated with demo groups fighting each other. Rights and needs of specific groups of people seem to take precedence over the more sacred rights of the individual. We identify ourselves as hyphenate Americans or “this and that” type of Americans. Demographic groups and the salad bowl philosophy have replaced the melting pot, and now we’re all fighting amongst ourselves, when our first concern should be to protect the freedom and dignity of ALL Americans, no matter what background, creed, orientation, philosophy, etc.

3) Lastly, I’m a gay man. I don’t care what Mr. Galavis thinks or what anyone else thinks about me. I know my rights. Those rights are my birth rights, God given and insured by the Constitution. Fortunately, we live in a nation where courts may interpret the Constitution and void discriminatory laws where the purpose is to marginalize less popular fringes of society. I abide by the laws. I pay my taxes. I am educated. I have a family. And I work my you-know-what off. You better believe, whether you like me or not, I’m going to get what is mine; and anyone who has anything to say about it better go find a cave to live in, because this is America.

NOW in closing: Cheers to freedom of speech! Cheers to individual liberties! and CHEERS to our beloved SOAPS!

Lew S
Lew S

BRAVO!! Well said!

Tracy Bennett
Tracy Bennett

well said, everyone has their right to their OWN opinion!

Ashleigh
Ashleigh

I don’t think he should have felt that he had to apologize for his original comments. I doubt there was actually a “language barrier”, but that’s how thkse of us are made to feel we need to react when we’re honest about our unpopular beliefs. Just because I don’t believe that should be on tv doesn’t nmean I’m a homophobe. It’s sad. Everyone should be able to have an opinion and feel safe expressing their opinion. Juan needs to have the courage to say what he believes, and ABC needs to take a chill pill.

Tricia
Tricia

Language barrier! What a bunch of hoo haw!

Tracy Bennett
Tracy Bennett

He gave his opinion, that is what was asked of him, everyone has their right to their own opinion, I didn’t see ANYTHING WRONG, for doing exactly what they asked of him, people are just wanting some drama, it will be something else later!

Robert
Robert

Galavis did not insult gays and he does not have to apologize. He stated only that their behavior would be racy (and 98% of Americans would add unnatural and disgusting) for such a program, and he is absolutely right.

Sharonda
Sharonda

I think he should have said it’s up to the producers whether or not they want a gay/bi bachelor and it’s up the viewers/fans to watch it and enjoy it- and left it at that. PR 101.

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