Bachelor Backlash: ABC, Show's Producers Blast Juan Pablo's 'Thoughtless' Anti-Gay Remarks
On Saturday, the network and studio Warner Horizon released a statement condemning The Bachelor‘s Juan Pablo Galavis for anti-gay comments he made in an interview Friday night.
“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.”
At the network’s Television Critics Association winter press tour party on Friday, Galavis told a reporter he would be opposed to having an openly gay or bisexual bachelor take part in an upcoming cycle. “I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV,” he told The TV Page. “It would be too hard for TV.”
The former Venezuelan soccer star and single dad went on to describe gay people as being “more pervert in a sense.”