The man who ABC pays to sleep with a throng of desperate, unhinged women is causing a stir. The Bachelor’s Juan Pablo Galavis (who I guess didn’t hear about the Duck Dynasty controversy) recently told The TV Page:
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.
“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.”
I could maybe kinda see his point if his point were solely that this subject matter would be difficult to get on network television in prime-time, but he makes it plainly clear that’s not his point.
Juan Pablo’s awkward — and somewhat unexpected — comments continued as he then accused gay people of being “more pervert in a sense.”
The single dad — who has been known to ditch out on dates to spend time with 4 year-old daughter Camila — was careful to note that he has many gay friends and co-workers.
But he still believes the show would be “too hard to watch” with a non-straight leading man or lady.
Okay. Yeah. Sure. The words he’s saying a hurtful and backward and vile and hate-filled. But on the other hand, Juan Pablo Galavis is very, very handsome. Let’s please not lose sight of that.