The Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis apologizing to gay community

January 20, 2014 12:07:32 PM PST
The star of ABC's "The Bachelor", Juan Pablo Galavis, is apologizing to the gay community for his controversial remarks.

The 32-year-old single father and former soccer player says he'll meet with GLAAD in person this week.

Galavis is facing criticism after telling the online site The TV Page that he didn't think a gay bachelor would set a good example for kids.

"But they're more pervert in a sense. And to me the show would be too strong, too hard to watch on TV," he said.

In a Facebook apology, he explained that English is his second language and he did not mean to use the word "pervert," saying, "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."

ABC called his comments "careless, thoughtless and insensitive" and not representative of those of the network or show.


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