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'Bachelor' star Juan Pablo's gay comments, his apology on Facebook

January 18, 2014|RedEye staff

Juan Pablo Galavis, the star of this season's "The Bachelor" on ABC, is causing some controversy. And no, it's not about to whom he did or did not give a rose on the show.

The star attended an ABC party Friday night in Pasadena, Calif. and interviewed with some media outlets, according to this Los Angeles Times story. But it was the interview with Sean Daly from The TV Page that sparked quite a bit of negative reaction.

(Listen to the full interview here via

“I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV,” Galavis told Daly during the interview. "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… It is confusing in a sense."

Galavis went on to say he believed gay people are "more pervert in a sense," according to the interview. (Read the full Sean Daly interview here).

Twitter reacted, as Twitter does. And it wasn't pretty.

But TV Guide Mag senior writer Damian Holbrook jumped in to defend Galavis, which the "Bachelor" star then retweeted:

And then Galavis, himself, responded to the criticism via this Facebook post:

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