When Cute People Say Really Stupid Things

My God some people are too dumb to function. Juan Pablo Galavis, the latest “star” of the television show ‘The Bachelor’  – (which I have never seen and never will) was recently interviewed and asked whether a gay person might make a good ‘Bachelor’ and here’s the ridiculous nonsense he spewed from his ignorant mouth. (If I didn’t hear the interview with my own ears, I never would have believed that someone could be so publicly foolish.)

“I respect them, but honestly I don’t think it’s a good example for kids to watch that on TV.”

“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.”

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


You know what’s hard to watch? An attractive young man (especially one who’s had a child out of wedlock and is not exactly an expert on raising kids in a “mother and father” household) say such things about gay people. That’s hard to watch. Luckily, I don’t have to. (By the way, if you go to this link that has the audio interview, you can hear his words for yourself – I’ve not had to edit anything to make it seem more hateful. It is what it is.)

No matter how cute you are, the stain of intolerance and hatred is ugly on everyone – and it’s the toughest stain to eradicate. Those words will be with him for the rest of his life, and the daughter that he so lovingly dotes on and does everything for, has just been saddled with a legacy of ignorance and intolerance. That’s more perverted than anything I could ever do as a gay man.

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