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The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis Apologizes for His Anti-Gay Remarks

Juan Pablo Galavis just took to Facebook to release an apology for his comments on gay 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,” the 32-year-old Bachelor star shared.

He added, “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.”

Juan closed the apology by saying, “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.”

Earlier in the day, The Bachelor producers responded to the gay comments by saying, “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.”

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Juan Pablo Galavis: Gays Shouldn't Be on 'The Bachelor'

UPDATE: Read the apology that Juan Pablo released.
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Juan Pablo Galavis isn’t coy about sharing his opinion on having a gay or bisexual on The Bachelor.

“No, just ’cause I respect them but, honestly, I don’t think it’s a good example for kids to watch that on TV. It’s hard, it’s hard, it’s a very thin line,” the 32-year-old Bachelor star shared to The TV Page.

“There’s this thing about gay people — it seems to me, I don’t know if I’m mistaken or not — I have a lot of friends like that, but they’re more pervert in a sense. Too me, the show would be too strong, too hard to watch on TV,” Juan added.

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The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis Visits Disney World with Daughter Camila

Juan Pablo Galavis poses for a photo with his four-year-old daughter Camila and the famous character Mickey Mouse while visiting the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World on Sunday (December 29) in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The 32-year-old former professional soccer player will be starring as the new Bachelor on the upcoming eighteenth season of the hit reality franchise.

“[She] is the biggest part. You know, she has to take care of me but understand my situation. I love her a lot because she’s gonna be my princess forever. It’s hard,” Juan Pablo told Extra about his daughter. “When I’m dating on a regular basis, whenever possible, I introduce my girlfriend as a friend of Daddy’s. We don’t hold hands, we don’t kiss, we don’t sleep over, we don’t do anything in front of my daughter.”

Make sure to catch the season premiere of The Bachelor on Sunday, January 5!

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The New 'Bachelor' is Juan Pablo Galavis!

Juan Pablo Galavis is officially the new Bachelor for the upcoming winter 2014 season!

The 32-year-old former soccer player, who celebrated his birthday on Monday (August 5) by announcing his new role, was a contestant on Desiree‘s season of The Bachelorette and was a fan favorite even though he didn’t last long on the show.

Juan Pablo has a four-year-old daughter named Camila and he says he hopes to find a step-mother for his daughter and a soul mate for himself.

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