Disclaimer: I haven’t watched an entire season of ‘The Bachelor‘ in what feels like forever. My favorite bit is the initial meeting and from there, I lose track of what happens. Unless there’s drama, and then I tune in to check it out, because I’m a sucker for drama. Well, y’all, this season’s bachelor is former Venezualan soccer star Juan Pablo Galavis and he’s bringing the drama- and the season hasn’t even started yet.
Apparently Juan Pablo (father of 4) was doing some sort of ABC press event/whatever on Friday night and said the following:
“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 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.”
If you were confused about whether that blubbering was totally bad or totally good and are still unclear about where Juan Pablo stands, he followed it all up with his assertion that gay parents are guilty of being “more pervert in a sense.”
Well alrighty then, tell us how you really feel Juan Pablo. I’m thinking he’s never caught an episode of Modern Family? Yanno, on ABC? Home of ‘The Bachelor’?
Of course, Bachelor executive producers and Horizon Warner Television issued a statement soon after that reads: “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.”
And then came the apologies from Juan Pablo himself, telling GLAAD, “I have heard from many gay Latinos today who are hurt because of what I said and I apologize.” According to GLAAD, Juan Pablo will be meeting with LGBT Latino families in Los Angeles.
So there you go- drama llama. Who knows, I may just tune in tonight, or not. You?
If you’re bored, check out the posts by others all over his Facebook page. Oops.