While current Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis is still making waves following his controversial gay comments, former Bachelorette star Trista Sutter is more than game for a gay version of the hit ABC show.
"I'm all for anything," the 41-year-old beauty, who recently celebrated her 10-year wedding anniversary with husband Ryan Sutter, told E! News while promoting her partnership with Viva Vantage. "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."
The mother of two continued, emphasizing her message of equality while adding that it's irrelevant whether the next Bachelor or Bachelorette is gay or straight as long as they join the show to truly find love.
"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," she said.
Last month, Juan Pablo found himself on the receiving end of rampant criticism when he was asked about the possibility of a gay bachelor starring on the ABC hit reality series.
"I respect [gay people], but I honestly don't think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV," the former Venezuelan soccer star told The TV Page at a network party in Pasadena, Calif. "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."
He added that he "respects" gay couples and their desires "to have kids," as well as they are "more pervert in a sense."
Days after the scandal, Galavis took to his Facebook page to defend himself, claiming his comments were "taken out of context."
"The word pervert was not what I meant to say and I am very sorry about it," he wrote in his Facebook message. "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."
He further drove his point home during a Monday appearance on Good Morning America, where he insisted the situation "was a misunderstanding," telling George Stephanopoulos, "I have a cousin who is gay. His sister is a nun. So it's been around my house all my life."
As for Sutter's advice for Juan Pablo as he faces the media fire?
"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."
Sounds like sage advice from the former Bachelorette beauty. Head over to TowelBreakup.com to learn more about Trista's partnership with Viva Vantage!