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'Bachelor' star Juan Pablo apologizes for controversial gay remarks

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'Bachelor' star Juan Pablo apologizes for controversial gay remarks

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Jan 20, 2014

"The Bachelor" star Juan Pablo Galavis is apologizing to the gay community following controversial remarks to a reporter.

Apparently speaking about homosexuals, he said, "They're more pervert in a sense. And to me, the show would be too strong, too hard to watch on TV."

The 32-year-old single father and former professional soccer player is the first Latino bachelor.

He went even further during the interview on Friday, saying he doesn't think the show should have a gay or bisexual bachelor because it wouldn't be a good example for kids.

Over the weekend, he contacted the gay rights group GLAAD to apologize, and plans to meet with them in person this week.

ABC and "The Bachelor's" production company, Warner Horizon, released a statement saying, "Juan Pablo's comments were careless and in no way reflect the views of the network."