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'Bachelor' star from Miami apologizes for anti-gay comments

BY LYNN ELBER
AP TELEVISION WRITER

LOS ANGELES -- The star of ABC's "The Bachelor" made anti-gay comments that drew a swift rebuke from the network and an apology from the bachelor himself on Saturday.

Juan Pablo Galavis told website The TV Page that he didn't think a gay or bisexual bachelor would set a good example for kids. Galavis also told the site Friday that gays were more "pervert, in a sense," adding that he could be mistaken.

On Saturday, Galavis posted an apology on his Facebook page, saying he respects gay people, has gay friends, including one "who's like a brother," and regrets using the word "pervert." Galavis, who is Latino, blamed that latter word choice on the fact that English is his second language, after Spanish.

"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," the single dad from Miami wrote online.

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