Juan Pablo Issues 2nd Apology
After receiving pressure from GLAAD, "The Bachelor" star has issued a second apology after homophobic remarks. GettyImages

Juan Pablo Galavis, "The Bachelor," seems to be afraid you wont want to take his rose and has issued a second apology after his homophobic remarks. The ABC reality show star was asked what his thoughts were of a gay or bisexual version of the show he is featured in. Galavis made an unfortunate statement and said that he didn't think a show like that would be a "good example for kids to watch" and that gay people are "perverts" which would make it "too hard to watch on TV." It didn't take long for the Juan Pablo to backpedal and issue an apology on his Facebook page. He claimed his response was "taken out of context" and blamed the language barrier as the culprit of his words.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, known as GLAAD, made contact with Juan Pablo and a second apology was issued. "I have heard from many gay Latinos today who are hurt because of what I said and I apologize," he told Monica Trasandes, GLAAD's Director of Spanish-Language and Latino Media, via phone today. "I know gay parents and I support them and their families. They are good parents and loving families. I am a father and I know the feel of being a father, why wouldn't I want my gay friends to also be happy parents?"

"I also want gay and lesbian youth to know that it is fine to be who you are. Gay or straight, Black or White, Latin or American, what matters here is to respect who we are," he continued. "I look forward to meeting with gay and lesbian families as well as Monica and Wilson from GLAAD. Gay and lesbian people, and the children they are raising, wrongfully face discrimination and I want them to know that I'm on their side." Juan Pablo Galavis is set to meet with LGBT Latinos and families in Los Angeles next week. Do you think he is being sincere, but most importantly... Will you be taking Juan Pablo's rose now?

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