Juan in hot water! Juan Pablo Galavis, the latest Bachelor of ABC's hit reality show, openly shared his thoughts on a gay bachelor potentially starring in the series on Friday, Jan. 17 at a network party in Pasadena, Calif.
When a TV Page reporter asked the hunky star whether or not he thought featuring a gay bachelor on the series would be a good idea, Galavis, 32, responded, “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," The Venezuelan native said in the interview. "It is confusing in a sense."
"But I respect them because they want to have kids," the single dad offered of same sex couples. "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," the former soccer star continued.
The show's first Latino bachelor added, "there's this thing about gay people... it seems to me, and I don't know if I'm mistaken or not... but they're more 'pervert' in a sense. And to me the show would be too strong... too hard to watch."
ABC did not respond to a request for comment.
Two episodes of season 18 of The Bachelor have aired so far. Galavis' opinion follows Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson's comments after the A&E reality star made homophobic and racially-charged comments in a GQ interview.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Juan Pablo Galavis Says a Gay Bachelor Star Wouldn't Be a "Good Example," Gays Are More "Pervert"
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