Juan Pablo Galavis Apologizes for Anti-Gay Comments

'Bachelor' star blames confusion over English words for the offensive remarks.
3:00 | 01/20/14

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"The bachelor" star Juan Pablo apologizing for controversial comments he made. Gio Benitez on how he got himself into trouble and what he's doing to make it right. Would you have -- Reporter: This morning the star of ABC's "The bachelor," Juan Pablo Galavis is apologizing for those controversial comments. Do you think it would be a good idea at some point to have a gay bachelor. No. Why not. Just because I respect them but honestly I don't think it's a good example for kids who watch that on TV. Reporter: The 32-year-old single father and former soccer went even further during the interview Friday. But they are more pervert in a sense. And to me the show would be too strong, too hard to watch on TV. Reporter: Over the weekend Juan Pablo called glad to apologize. He called me and said he was very sorry. He says he knows a lot of lgbt parents and truly did not mean to say what he said. Reporter: He explains that English is his second language and that the word "Pervert" is not what I meant to say and I am very sorry about it. What I meant to say is gay people are more affectionate and intense and for a segment of the TV audience this would be too racy to accept on Sunday he tweeted "I wonder how many people upset/disappointed at me speaks another language." ABC and "The bachelor"'s production company Warner horizon released this statement quart 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." Now he said he'll meet with glad in person this week. He wants to help educate people about lgbt parenting and issues so we are taking him up on that. Reporter: For "Good morning America," gio Benitez, ABC news, New York.

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