Blogger Reality Steve and a few of his fans recently pointed to the fact that Galavis speaks “broken English” as one of the reasons ABC made a poor choice.
Finally, fans have a guy who is fun-loving and self-assured. Aside from the fact that Juan Pablo is easy on the eyes, he also seems to be an amazing father who wants to settle down and expand his family.
A far cry from some of the previous “Bachelors” who claim they want to get married and settle down right away, but end up letting Hollywood go to their heads.
Here’s what Steve Carbone, aka Reality Steve had to say, in part, about Juan Pablo:
“So Juan Pablo is the next “Bachelor” … first time we’ve had a “Bachelor” that speaks broken English (his tweet today: “Two L.A POLICE officers just came in to my room in the HOTEL to investigate a murder case. I almost CRAP my pants.” Really? 11 weeks of this? Yikes). Needless to say, I’m pretty shocked.”
This comment comes from a guy who doesn’t always have the best grammar on his posts. While he admits to not being a stellar writer, who is he to call someone out for broken English?
Sounds like this guy is a bit prejudiced against anyone who doesn’t speak perfect English. My cute Polish grandmother would have whacked him with her purse for even having those thoughts.
Of course, Steve’s not alone in expressing his thoughts about Juan Pablo. A few of his readers agreed that he wasn’t the best choice, but one in particular stood out.
In the comments on Carbone’s post about Galavis (one that came after a rambling pseudo-apology about how he missed the mark with his “Bachelorette” spoilers this season), reader “elizabeth82″ had this to say about the next “Bachelor”:
“Women–online and at MTA and ATFR–seem to fall over Juan Pablo Beatlemania-style. So I wasn’t surprised at all they chose him. Personally I’m not that into the idea of a Juan Pablo season–I wanted it to be Zak. Juan Pablo’s English isn’t that good, does he have a job?, what about him is interesting? I remember reading the questionnaires on the ABC website and Juan Pablo answered the question of what his favorite book was by saying that he doesn’t read. But that’s just me; they obviously made a choice based on the mass female hysteria Juan Pablo has generated so . . . that’s good for the show I guess.”
Would Albert Einstein or Charles Darwin have been a better choice, Elizabeth? Oh, wait. They’re dead. Bad analogy.
Perhaps you prefer a bookworm, but not everyone does.
“Does he have a job?” Well, he does now, but I’m pretty sure he wasn’t jobless before. He’s the “Bachelor” and that seems to be a pretty good job if you can take the heat. And the end result, if he beats the odds, is Juan Pablo finding a great woman who may one day become his wife and the step-mother to his adorable daughter.
“What about him is interesting?” Let’s just start off with his sense of humor, his passion for his daughter, his love for life and family.
To most women (I might be generalizing here), a man who loves and cares for his family is amazing. Fun-loving and committed sounds good to me. He doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist to win the heart of a great woman.
Elizabeth, I hope your partner, if you’re in a relationship, is more than just a guy who reads books. If you’re single, it’s not hard to see why. Finding your perfect match should not be based on how well the person speaks English or what their favorite book is. Good grief, woman.
And Steve, I know you write opinions and they are your own. I do that, too.
But picking on someone for the way he speaks? Now that sounds like someone has a small penis … or an overinflated sense of self.
Oops. Now I’m being judgmental. Sorry about that….