ABC Responds to Juan Pablo Galavis’s “Thoughtless” Anti-Gay Comments
The Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis has stirred up controversy for seemingly putting his (very talented) foot in his mouth this week. Juan Pablo said yesterday that there shouldn't be a gay Bachelor, and ABC is now responding to his comments.
On January 17, Juan Pablo was at an event and asked by The TV Page whether there should ever be a gay or bisexual Bachelor. "No," Juan Pabs replied, adding, "I don’t think it’s a good example for kids to watch that on TV." He went on to say that gay people are "more pervert, in a sense." Ay, ay, ay.
Today, ABC has issued a statement that disavows the network from his views. "Juan Pablo’s comments were careless, thoughtless, and insensitive, and in no way reflect the views of the network, the show’s producers or studio," reads the statement.
So what do you think about the network's response? We were quite curious as to how ABC would react, given that A&E recently had to deal with a similar situation when Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson made anti-gay remarks in December 2013. The network suspended Phil from the show but reinstated him after just over a week, and he did not miss any episodes.
How do you feel about ABC's handling of Juan Pablo's interview?