Juan Pablo Galavis, star of The Bachelor Season 18, is facing some heat and not in a good way: the Latino contestant has come under serious criticism for comments made in an interview in which the 32-year-old made shockingly negative comments about the gay community. In an interview with Sean Daly from 'The TV Page,' Galavis was asked whether he would support a cycle of the reality TV show with an openly gay or bisexual character to which he replied: “I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV.”

Juan Pablo Galavis was careful to say that he had gay friends who he fully supported, however, he could not hid his blatant homophobia. “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… It is confusing in a sense...it would be too hard for TV.”

Galavis closed by saying "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." The show's first Latino Bachelor has demonstrated some seriously antiquated, homophobic attitudes which are at odds with the wider Latino community:Pew Hispanic Research Center poll shows that 59 percent of Latinos in the U.S. say homosexuality should be accepted by society.