“The Gay Bachelor” (funny spoof of the TV show)

You might have heard the news that Juan Pablo Galavis, the first Latino to star in the popular ABC TV show, “The Bachelor,” called gays “perverts” the other day.

Galavis was asked about the possibility of a future “Bachelor” series that was gay, and he went off about how that wouldn’t work because, you know… oh, let me just quote Galavis instead.

“No… I respect [gay people] but, honestly, I don’t think it’s a good example for kids…”

juan-pablo-galavis“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, who is the show’s first Latino bachelor, also stated that “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’ apology wasn’t much better.  He blamed the comments on his poor English.  In fact, the guy’s English is amazing.  And in any case, he never really explained what he was trying to say when he called us “perverts.”

Here’s his apology, via NBC’s Today Show, which has now created a new term for “gay” people, “non-heterosexuals.”

“Bachelor” Juan Pablo Galavis has apologized after his comments on whether the ABC reality show should do a season featuring a non-heterosexual bachelor were published Friday….

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.

Yes, we’re just too affectionate, intense and racy for the chilluns.

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Well, Funny or Die did a great take-off on what the first gay “Bachelor” season would be like, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson and George Takei.  Ironically, this is from this past November, before the controversy arose with the current bachelor bigot.

It’s really good.


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  • strahinja Borozan

    IT NOT A FUNNY MATTER

  • Indigo

    LOL!

  • AnthonyLook

    I’m sure many bachelors are “awesome”; it’s just this one is a bigot who is looking for a hating, shallow same minded bigoted loser (who ever wins). That not one female on the show spoke out only exposes the low self esteem these women on this year’s show is really “the sad thing”.

  • AnthonyLook

    “NOPE there’s still not a black one”; this was hilarious. Self deprecation is just an expression of health. I’ll take health over hate any day.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    For some reason I always expect the lucky girl to eat that rose in gratitude.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    So wrong and so funny for so many reasons.

  • HelenRainier

    Well, I’m straight (is that even the correct word to use now?) and I watched The Bachelor once a long time ago. I thought this take on it was just hilarious. I hope no one is offended.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I know, I think we’re supposed to feel insulted by the spoof, but I can’t stop laughing ;-)

  • GuestStop

    Oh holy cow! That Spoof was just…horrifying and funny and everything wrong. Oh, man. I just…Is it okay to just stare in awe?

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I haven’t watched it either, but you can guess how it goes.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    It was like watching a gruesome, horrible accident. I just couldn’t look away.

    And then, finally, thank the Goddess, I could.

  • Drew2u

    The sad thing is, I worked on a show that had one of the bachelors as the host and he was an awesome guy.

  • Indigo

    Good one!

  • Indigo

    You lasted ten minutes, then. I’ll give you that one. I watched one episode once from one commercial all the way to the next commercial, possibly three minutes. And that was the end of that.

  • AdmNaismith

    How is ABC not in jail for pimping or running a whore house? (well, any of these ‘dating’ shows, really)
    What else do you call rounding up a dozen people for someone specifically sex and ‘romance’?

    Still, I recommend ‘Burning Love’ on E! and the internets. Super funny spoof of ‘The Batchelor’.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    I’m not at all familiar with useless, shallow women, but I sure know about useless, shallow men.

  • olandp

    He won’t let his 5 year old watch the show, I can’t imagine. Hey watch a bunch of desperate scheming women try to sleep with your father and trap him into marriage. Thank God he isn’t gay! Marriage is a sacred institution, and when daddy finds the right wife from these 20 or so women he’ll marry her forever, or not.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Don’t bother. It’s horrible. Unless you happen to enjoy watching useless, shallow women debase themselves for the patriarchist favor of a witless male with more money than personality.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    I have never watched any part of The Bachelor, but this still struck me as hysterical.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I’d seen this mentioned months ago, but ignored it because I figured it would be stupid. Then the outburst happened with the current Bachelor, and I thought, okay I’ll watch it. I couldn’t believe how spot-on it was. It’s REALLY well done. And both Takei and Tyler Ferguson are fabulous.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Oh my, that was good.

    And yes — I actually watched about 10 minutes of The Bachelor one night as I was channel surfing, and my god, what a creepy, stalky, misogyny-fest of a show!

  • PeteWa

    very funny.

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