Apparently, Juan Pablo Galavis hasn’t caused quite enough controversy this season, so he generously decided to squeeze in one last questionable decision before his Bachelor Season 18 ends in total disaster a dramatic finale on Monday, March 10.
Juan Pablo took heat in January for saying that there shouldn’t be a gay Bachelor, in which he used the word “pervert” before saying he didn’t know what it meant. Now, he’s getting backlash for retweeting an insensitive joke that uses the R-word. “Not every r—d can read, but look at you go, little buddy!” reads the message that Juan Pablo retweeted. “You hang in there cupcake, you're f—king special to me, you're my friend, look at you smiling at your phone! You crayon eating bastard, you!” Yep. Hilarious, right?
However, Juan Pablo was quite taken with this “joke,” and when he retweeted it, he added, “JAJAJAJAJA LOVED IT...” which makes us think that he had to have at least processed what it said. His tweet has since been deleted.
But rather than apologize for that tweet, he has instead been vehemently defending it. “People, try to be HAPPY and enjoy JOKES and SARCASM…” he tweeted on March 6. “In Venezuela, the R-word is USED commonly and by NO means is to OFFEND anyone... #Relax #DifferentCulture #Respect.” He adds that “some people need to TRAVEL and get around the WORLD…”
Ugh. Seriously, we just can’t with this guy about this issue. Like, he thinks it’s fine for him to tweet a hateful message just because he claims that the R-word doesn’t “OFFEND” anyone in Venezuela? We’re not really sure how he knows it doesn’t offend anyone there. And is he seriously encouraging us all to go on some sort of “hate tour” of the world, where we get to hear all the slurs that are still used in other parts of the globe? Sounds like a fun trip.
Sure, maybe this is just another cultural divide thing. And while everyone makes mistakes, we’re most surprised by the fact that he can’t just acknowledge that he screwed up here. Then again, anyone who expects Juan Pablo to own up to his bad decisions has probably not seen a single episode of his Bachelor season…
What do you feel about Juan Pablo’s defense of the R-word? Tell us in the comments!
Sources: E! Online, Juan Pablo on Twitter