'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis apologizes for gay bachelor remarks, blames language barrier

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juan-pablo-galavis-apologizes-gay-bachelor-abc.jpgABC's "Bachelor" star Juan Pablo Galavis made headlines Saturday (Jan. 18) after his comments when asked about the possibility of a gay bachelor on the popular reality dating show.

In addition to saying that he doesn't think a gay "Bachelor" star would be appropriate for children, Galavis also says that gay people are more perverse than straight people.

Now he has taken to Facebook to apologize for his remarks, saying the comments were taken out of context and that it was the language barrier from English not being his first language that caused him to use the word "pervert."

Galavis writes:

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.

Sinceramente,

Juan Pablo Galavis

In addition, ABC has released a statement, saying, "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."

What do you think, fans? All is forgiven?
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