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ABC Distances Itself from 'Bachelor' Star's Anti-Gay Remarks: VIDEO

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ABC released a statement yesterday distancing itself from comments made by Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis that gays are "perverted" and therefore a gay-themed version of The Bachelor would not set a "good example" for children.

Said ABC:

"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."

ABC News' report on the controversy, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Fire that homophobe! This show has no redneck teabilly audience to defend his prehistoric views!

    Posted by: litper | Jan 19, 2014 10:28:05 AM


  2. Interestingly enough last season he was seen in a speedo holding hands and giggling on stage with other bachelors in a beauty contest.Oh, and his talent was baton twirling. I rest my case. Consider the source and ignore it.

    Posted by: HUNTCHASE | Jan 19, 2014 10:35:49 AM


  3. He just dug a hole with his first apology. Now he has issued a second apology, which he obviously had no hand in writing, and it is much better. And, in it, he states he will be meeting with GLAAD to get better understanding.

    Posted by: Jim | Jan 19, 2014 10:39:49 AM


  4. Why not cancel the entire trash they call tv show? If not, why not pick people, who have class and stanard, oh yes, it's trash.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Jan 19, 2014 10:40:00 AM


  5. He's a creep.

    Posted by: Reality | Jan 19, 2014 10:40:44 AM


  6. English - pervert
    Spanish - pervertido

    Ummm... now I'm confused, cabrona.

    Posted by: pete n sfo | Jan 19, 2014 10:46:04 AM


  7. CANCEL IT ALREADY!

    Posted by: Rad | Jan 19, 2014 11:12:24 AM


  8. CANCEL IT ALREADY!

    Posted by: Rad | Jan 19, 2014 11:12:25 AM


  9. As long as this guy is on the show I'll keep publicly bashing the show and ABC. ABC should cancel the show immediately.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jan 19, 2014 11:16:06 AM


  10. Just another empty-headed pair of man-titties with an 'opinion'.

    You're not paid to think, cupcake.

    Posted by: Charles | Jan 19, 2014 11:25:36 AM


  11. ABC, this is not Russia where a person can publicly degrade gay people and get promoted! Fire that idiot!!!

    Posted by: litper | Jan 19, 2014 11:30:04 AM


  12. Delete the show and others like it!

    Posted by: T. Rees | Jan 19, 2014 11:44:20 AM


  13. English is not my first language...

    Oh please, find a real excuse.

    Like the truth, I am a bigot.

    Posted by: Mikieslife | Jan 19, 2014 11:54:55 AM


  14. Unfortunately people with class and intelligence don't always have the best abs. This show is about a tool with abs and the whores who "love" him.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jan 19, 2014 12:05:47 PM


  15. How many cocks have been in his naughty mouth?

    Posted by: litper | Jan 19, 2014 12:16:49 PM


  16. The most negative comment that can be made about the USA is not that the Republican Party controls the U.S. House, as bad as that is, but that millions of free men and women choose to watch such immoral shows as The Bachelor. They are without any redeeming social value.

    Posted by: andrew | Jan 19, 2014 12:18:10 PM


  17. He's a deadbeat dad who instead of marrying the mother of his child is out whirling himself to women.

    Maybe if he spent less time casting stones at others he'd work more on his sins.

    Posted by: ChrIslam | Jan 19, 2014 12:24:34 PM


  18. It's because gays won't leave attractive straight guys alone...see this all too often....

    Posted by: Ankerich | Jan 19, 2014 12:25:54 PM


  19. We have to stop these celebrities making a homophobic comments then come back to apologize. That's for me a strategic way to spread a homophobic comments without hurting themselves with the media.

    Posted by: Mary | Jan 19, 2014 12:36:03 PM


  20. Just protest and kill his ratings. Anything else looks like bullying.

    Posted by: Charles | Jan 19, 2014 1:22:44 PM


  21. Pervert ...... Unbelievable choice of words.

    This is how this guy really feels and no amount of apologizing is going to change it.

    Homophobe!

    Posted by: Will G. | Jan 19, 2014 2:23:54 PM


  22. On a purely linguistic level as someone who speaks both Spanish and English fluently I understand what he was trying to say. By using the work "pervertido" he was trying communicate the stereotypical belief that gay people are hypersexual or more sexually liberal than straight people. That said, I think the comment is more indicative of his own heterosexist cultural bias than it is a homophobia. It's like people who don't have any problem with gay people until their son or daughter comes out. Suddenly when the issue enters their reality bubble and then they are really challenged in regard to their attitudes and beliefs.

    Hopefully he'll realize how ignorant his comment was and learn something as a result of this scandal instead of just wasting everyone's time pretending to be contrite as part of a damage control campaign.

    Posted by: Mark | Jan 19, 2014 7:38:25 PM


  23. How the hell can the distance themselves from their own tv show?? Really!?! Seriously!?!

    Posted by: Ha! | Jan 19, 2014 10:30:38 PM


  24. HE SAID PERVERT.

    Posted by: steve | Jan 20, 2014 10:38:18 AM


  25. Truth be told, how many of you guys had fantasies about this guy before the stupid came out of his pie-hole?

    Maybe you're just disappointed that he was more John Wayne and less Tab Hunter (and if you don't know what I'm talking about - read a book).

    Posted by: MuchMuchMunching | Jan 22, 2014 1:39:59 PM


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