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‘The Bachelor’ star sorry for gay slur

Los Angeles - The star of ABC's “The Bachelor” has made anti-gay comments that drew a swift rebuke from the network and an apology from the bachelor himself.

Juan Pablo Galavis tells online site The TV Page that he didn't think a gay bachelor would set a good example for kids. Galavis also says in the Friday interview that gays are “more pervert in a sense,” but says he could be mistaken.

FILE - This March 2013 publicity photo released by ABC shows Juan Pablo Galavis, a contestant on the past season of "The Bachelorette." Galavis made anti-gay comments that drew a swift rebuke from the network and an apology from the bachelor himself. (AP Photo/ABC, Craig Sjodin). Credit: AP

Galavis posted an apology on his Facebook page Saturday, saying he respects gay people, has gay friends and misused the word “pervert” because English is his second language, after Spanish.

ABC called his comments “careless, thoughtless and insensitive” and not representative of those of the network or show.

Another reality show, “Duck Dynasty,” recently dealt with a cast member's anti-gay remarks.

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