Culture Shock 1/21/14
Bachelor makes anti-gay remarks
The Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis has apologized after stirring up controversy by saying that a gay contestant should not be on the ABC reality hit show. Galavis said his comments were taken “out of context.” The former soccer star told “The TV Page” that though he respects gay couples, he doesn’t “think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV.” Galavis also used the term “pervert” to describe same-sex marriage couples. He then said that he didn’t mean to use the word “pervert” and that this was a mistake. Galavis describes this mistake in a Facebook status apology, saying English is his second language and didn’t mean to use the term “pervert.”
One Direction member Liam Payne tweeted to “Duck Dynasty’s” Willie Robertson saying he supported the family during this rough patch for them. “Duck Dynasty’s” patriarch, Phil Robertson, recently expressed to GQ his viewpoint on homosexuality, equating it to beastiality. After a backlash of One Direction fans tweeting back at Payne, Payne tweeted again saying though he respects the family, it doesn’t mean he agrees with all that they say.
Trouble for the Biebs
Justin Bieber has been getting in trouble with the law recently. First, he was found guilty of egging his neighbors home, causing extensive damage. Police then raided Bieber’s home to find the eggs used in the felony, but found drugs instead. Though the drugs have not been tested, police think that they will be confirmed as Molly and Xanax, according to an E! insider. During the police raid, Bieber’s phone was taken. He is now afraid that naked photos and texts with drug references will be leaked to the public.
Amanda Bynes goes to college
Amanda Bynes began classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising last week. Bynes was released from inpatient treatment in early December and going to college was the next item on her to-do list of good health. Bynes went on a tour of the college right after getting out of treatment. She is pursuing merchandise product development as a part-time student.
What Makes You Beautiful, Kendall Jenner
One Direction heart-throb Harry Styles has taken over the Hollywood dating scene. In a recent date in London, at an Eagles concert, Styles and Kendall Jenner were seen flirting and he had his arms around her. Other dates include being out in Hollywood together and going on a ski trip. When Chelsea Handler recently asked Jenner about Styles on “Chelsea Lately,” and Jenner did not comment on a label of the two, but giggled whenever Handler asked about the two. Kendall’s younger sister, Kylie, is rumored to be dating Jaden Smith.