Lance Bass forgives TV's Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis for saying that gays are "perverted" and therefore a gay-themed version of The Bachelor would not set a "good example" for children, the Miami Herald reports:
Bass says Galavis was brainwashed by his Venezuelan culture:
"When you grow up in a place like that, you get brainwashed into thinking that way, you know, you can't help what you grow up with…I mean, I grew up in Mississippi, so I know how people can get brainwashed into thinking really, really awful things. So hopefully, he will learn from this and get educated."
Galavis has since apologized twice for his remarks and will be meeting with GLAAD and gay families.