Though not the most engaging Bachelor, Juan Pablo has been one of the most controversial love searcher not just because of the things he has done on the reality dating series but off-camera as well. After earning a huge backlash for his anti-gay remarks and a couple of negative feedback from his eliminated women as well as other reality stars from the ABC franchise, he’s causing yet another wave of controversy just before the season 18 finale. Could his latest move earn him the title of the most hated Bachelor?
Juan Pablo’s Twitter Controversy
The single dad recently came under fire for re-tweeting a fan who shared a crude joke about people with mental handicaps. The tweet said: “Not every flower can save love, but a rose can. Not every plant survives thirst, but a cactus can. Not every r—–d can read, but look at you go, little buddy! Today you should take a moment and send an encouraging message to a f–ked up friend, just as I’ve done. I don’t care if you lick windows, or interfere with farm animals. You hang in there cup cake, you’re f–king special to me, you’re my friend, look at you smiling at your phone! You crayon eating bastard you!”
Juan Pablo re-tweeted the joke and added, “JAJAJAJAJA LOVED IT…” which earned him a lot of negative comments.
While his tweet has since been deleted, he did defend himself on Twitter.
Juan Pablo said: “I’m BLESSED to speak SPANISH, an OK english and a LITTLE bit of portuguese… For those who DON’T I recommend to LEARN… #Culture Yeap, an OK english, my WRITING is HORRIBLE but some of you already UNDESTAND me with all my MISTAKES… People, try to be HAPPY and enjoy JOKES and SARCASM… In Venezuela the R word is USED commonly and by NO means is to OFFEND anyone… #Relax #DifferentCulture #Respect.”
“Some people need to TRAVEL and get around the WORLD,” he added. “The US is a GREAT country but there is a LOT out there… #openyourmind #learnculture.”
Juan Pablo as the Worst Bachelor?
According to E! News, Juan Pablo might just go down as the worst Bachelor ever. Sources reveal that the cast and crew of the reality dating series are very much looking forward to conclude the season, which includes a lot of drama on and off camera.
“Everyone on the show is just so over him and cannot wait for this season to be over,” an insider revealed. “His anti-gay comment happened the weekend of Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici’s wedding which completely overshadowed all the hard work everyone put in for it and practically ruined Sean and Catherine’s special weekend. It has not been anyone’s favorite, that’s for sure.”
“He’s the worst bachelor ever,” another source said.
But it looks like Juan Pablo has other things to worry about if there’s any truth to the rumor that he and his winner have not been getting along.
“Producers are hopeful that they’ll work it out by the live finale, but no one is holding their breath,” a source revealed. “If they are together at the finale, it’s probably just an act.”
What do you think of Juan Pablo’s Twitter controversy? Do you consider Juan Pablo as the worst Bachelor ever?
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