The Bachelor 2014 Spoilers: Chris Harrison On Gay Bachelor

We all know that The Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis made headlines earlier in the season when he made anti-gay comments that have seemed to die down, but The Bacheor host Chris Harrison was recently asked about it and gave quite a weird analogy in his response! The Bachelor 2014 is coming to an end soon and we will know the winner of The Bachelor Season 18, but do you think ABC would ever or should ever have a gay Bachelor? Chris Harrison shares his thoughts below in our The Bachelor 2014 spoilers!


In an interview with The New York Timeshe was asked if there should be a gay Bachelor and this was his response:

“The question is: Is it a good business decision? I just spoke at U.S.C. the other night, and I explained it like this: Look, if you’ve been making pizzas for 12 years and you’ve made millions of dollars and everybody loves your pizzas and someone comes and says, ‘Hey, you should make hamburgers.’ Why? I have a great business model, and I don’t know if hamburgers are going to sell.”

So, he compared gays to hamburgers and straight people to pizzas??? I get what he is saying and agree with him. Having a gay Bachelor is a risky move and they have something that has been working for years, so why mess with it? I truly don’t think America would embrace the idea of a gay Bachelor or Bachelorette, but maybe I am wrong.

And Chris goes on to clarify that he is not against a gay Bachelor, but looking at it from a business standpoint: “Is our job to break barriers, or is it a business? That’s not for me to answer. If you want to talk about that with me on a philosophical level, I’m happy to: I am 100 percent for equality and gay marriage.”

How do you think a gay Bachelor or Bachelorette would do?

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  1. Ok, i can understand his point. He subscribes to the theory “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. But i look at it this way: It wasn’t All In The Family”s business to break racial barriers. Nor Ellen to to show us equality is for everyone, not just straight people. Or Glee to foray into the transgender issue. And until The Mary Tyler Moore show came along, women characters were relegated to secretaries, mothers and housewives. These shows were pioneers in tackling the issues of diversity, equality and gender stereotyping. Granted they are not reality shows. But the fact that The Bachelor IS would hold more weight than a fictional show. Rather than being a bastion of dating rituals, they could leave a footprint in the sand. I’m not asking them to break barriers. But putting a crack in the wall would be a nice legacy.

    • Very, very true. As a reality show, show the reality of the world and not every person is straight. They have done enough spinoffs of the show, so why not take a chance on maybe a spinoff of The Bachelor if they are so afraid.

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