Juan Pablo Galavis has dedicated his post-soccer playing life to becoming famous on American reality television. A noble cause indeed. Less noble perhaps, Juan Pablo fucked up the answer to a loaded question about whether or not there could ever be a gay Bachelor choosing among potential future husbands. If Juan Pablo had been to media training, he could have laughed and said something vague and passive like ‘I’m sure many people would love to see that.” Instead, he went with:
I respect them, but I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV
Uh-oh, Juan Pablo. You done lit the gay activist gong. Alert the Duck Commander! 700 Club archers to the battlements! Juan Pablo stared into the breach and and instead of backpedaling, he went for broke:
There’s this thing about gay people — it seems to be, 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.
Oh, fuck. The P word. It’s like digging your own gay grave with a cute shovel from Pottery Barn. By the time network TV handlers got to Juan Pablo to issue an approved apology, all he had left in his arsenal was to fall back on Spanish being his first language. So he completely misunderstood the English word, pervert. Which in Spanish is pervertido. Radically different. You can easily chalk his homo bashing up to a conjugation error. He really mean to call them more ‘perfect’. ABC/Disney quickly shat out their own press release assuring the public that ABC loves the gay and that Disney Animation executives will continue to ensure that dads will be dead or missing or abusive assholes in all of their movies.