Juan Pablo Issues Apology Following Controversial Gay 'Bachelor' Comments

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Juan Pablo Galavis found himself in a bit of hot water on Friday after saying a gay Bachelor would not be a "good example for kids."

According to Perez Hilton, the ABC network issued a statement declaring, "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."

With many angered and offended, Juan Pablo decided to issue an apology via Facebook to clarify his comments. Read his apology below:

"People,

I want to apologize to all the people I may have offended because of my comments on having a Gay or Bisexual Bachelor. The comment was taken out of context. If you listen to the entire interview, there's nothing but respect for Gay people and their families. I have many gay friends and one of my closest friends who's like a brother has been a constant in my life especially during the past 5 months. The word pervert was not what I meant to say and I am very sorry about it. Everyone knows English is my second language and my vocabulary is not as broad as it is in Spanish and, because of this, sometimes I use the wrong words to express myself. What I meant to say was that gay people are more affectionate and intense and for a segment of the TV audience this would be too racy to accept. The show is very racy as it is and I don't let my 5 year old daughter watch it. Once again, I'm sorry for how my words were taken. I would never disrespect anyone.

Sinceramente,

Juan Pablo Galavis."

What do you think? Was Juan Pablo taken out of context? Do you accept his apology?

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