Oh Juan Pablo. Mi Amore, what in the heck are you doing? You’re so attractive and yet, so dumb. I have been an avid “The Bachelor” watcher for years now. Every week, my girlfriends and I get together, and we watch “The Bachelor.” We even have a bracket that we do with bets on who will make it to the final rose ceremony. It’s some serious business, like, March Madness has nothing on us. But really, I have been watching this season and really developed a soft spot for my boy JP. That is until I listened to his opinions about the hypothetical idea of a gay bachelor next season. He was not too keen on the idea.
According to The Huffington Post, “When asked whether or not [Juan Pablo] thought the hit ABC reality show featuring a gay or bisexual bachelor would be a “good idea,” Juan Pablo Galavis reportedly told The TV Page’s Sean Daly, “No… I respect [gay people] but, honestly, I don’t think it’s a good example for kids…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.”
Aye Dios mio! What the hell is he even talking about? I am all about freedom of speech. I get it. I respect it. I can deal with people spewing out their opinions, but when it’s just so ignorant and eye-roll worthy, I cannot handle it. Granted, the dude apologized. And I don’t want to use his cultural differences as an excuse–it could have something to do with his homophobic comments. Basically, as a Bachelor fan, I just don’t want to deal with JP being this way. Unfortunately, Juan Pablo is not the only celebrity this weekend to get themselves in a little pickle in regards to speaking their minds about the LGBT community.
After the tweet was sent. Shit. Went. Down. Why? Well, Willie Robertson is the son of the openly homophobic and advocate of “family values”, Phil Robertson. Liam’s fans were not about to stay silent as this happened. They all went ape shit on Liam, who in turn, went totally ape shit right back at them. His gay fans tweeted up a storm and even openly gay Internet celeb and huge 1D fan, Tyler Oakley chimed in, claiming, “This changes everything…”
Payne began to kind of go off the deep end in a series of erratic and very passionate tweets:
It’s just like, Liam, you know that people weren’t going to stand by and let that tweet go, even if you didn’t mean any harm in it. You said it, and that’s that. And yes, we’re going to write about! Duh! Sure, you’re twenty and you make mistakes and I’m sure you’re right when you say that you’re just a twenty year old guy like we all were once, but hi, newsflash, when I was twenty, I lived in a dorm and ate EasyMac everyday. Furthermore, we are going to judge you and write about you and scrutinize what you say because you signed up to be a celebrity with “extraordinary circumstances”, and I need a job.
So there you go, celebrities sticking their feet in their mouths and then having to apologize and back track from the homophobic or questionably homophobic opinions they spew out there into the world that’s watching them constantly. All in one weekend! How exciting!