Yeah, this isn't going to end well for you, Juan Pablo.
America may have fallen for ABC's new "Bachelor" when the long-running reality show debuted with strong ratings this month, but I have a feeling the love affair will end swiftly after viewers get wind of what JuanPabs thinks about gay people.
Here's what went down. Juan Pablo Galavis attended an ABC party Friday evening and made the rounds talking to various members of the media. (He posted some pictures from the event on his Twitter account.) That's where he spoke with a reporter from the TV Page, Sean Daly, who asked JuanPabs if he thought a version of "The Bachelor" featuring gays would be a good idea.
"I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV,” "The Bachelor" replied. An interesting opinion, one savvy Twitter user pointed out Saturday morning, given that the father of 4-year-old Camila is hooking up with more than two dozen chicks on national television.
"Now there is fathers having kids and all that," Juan Pablo continued, "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."
Oh, but it gets worse. Truly.
Juan thinks it would be too hard to watch a gay person on the show because "they're more 'pervert' in a sense. And to me the show would be too strong ... too hard to watch."
JuanPabs can't even try to say he was misquoted, because there's full audio of the interview online. ABC did not immediately respond to a request for comment Saturday morning, but it will be interesting to see how the networks responds to this in the wake of the recent "Duck Dynasty" controversy.
After "Dynasty" star Phil Robertson made inflammatory anti-gay remarks in a GQ magazine interview in December, A&E temporarily suspended him from the reality show -- only to reinstate him weeks later. The program's fifth season premiered this week, and its ratings were down.
As for "The Bachelor," the show is still in the middle of its much-hyped "Juan-uary" promo, with only two episodes airing thus far. So in the words of JuanPabs: "Ay, ay, ay."
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