Trista Sutter is speaking out in support of a potential gay “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” star.
Just weeks after the current “Bachelor” star, Juan Pablo Galavis, made a few controversial remarks regarding the possibility of someone looking for love with a member of the same sex on the hit ABC dating show, Sutter gave her opinion.
“I’m all for anything,” Sutter told E! News. “I think it’s always up to the producers, so whatever they decide. I’m always going to be a loyal fan. No matter who is at the home, you know, I think everyone deserves love.”
Sutter continued, “No matter your race, gender, sexual preference, I think that everyone deserves love and I’d love to see anyone go for the show if they’re in it for the right reasons.”
When Galavis first addressed the same issue, he ended up putting his foot in his mouth and immediately faced backlash because of it.
“I respect [gay people], but I honestly don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV,” Galavis said in an interview with The TV Page on Jan. 17. “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.”
In the same interview, Galavis added that he “respects” gay couples and their goals of having a family, as well as they were “more pervert in a sense.”
Once Galavis saw all the negative feedback he was getting, he sent out an apology on social media, explaining what he had meant by his comments.
“The word pervert was not what I meant to say and I am very sorry about it,” he wrote on Facebook. “Everyone knows English is my second language and my vocabulary is not as broad as it is in Spanish and, because of this, sometimes I use the wrong words to express myself.”
In a second statement made while on “Good Morning America,” Galavis called the scandal “a misunderstanding,” and explained, “I have a cousin who is gay. His sister is a nun. So it’s been around my house all my life.”
In response to Galavis’ comments, Sutter had a few words of advice.
“I think it’s just about being considerate,” she said. “You know, and realizing that when you’re speaking out about anything that you get asked, just being considerate and realizing that you aren’t just having a private conversation. What you say, could be heard by thousands, millions of people. And just making sure that you’re always conscious of that.”
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