Post submited by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

Juan Pablo Galavis, the star of the current ‘Bachelor’ season on ABC, told a reporter last night that he didn’t think his show should ever feature a gay person because it would set a bad example for children. 

The Huffington Post reports on the exchange:

No... I respect [gay people] but, honestly, I don't think it's a good example for kids...

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.

Galavis goes on to attack the behavior of gay people, 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."

Galavis thinks featuring gay people would set a bad example for children. Before insulting loving, committed same-sex couples who want to raise a family, he should remember that he is on a reality show featuring women he’s never met before all vying against each other for his hand in marriage.

The audio of Galavis’ interview is available here.

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