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    Juan Pablo Galavis Defends R-Word Joke, Tells People to "Open Your Mind" and "Learn Culture"

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    Juan Pablo Galavis is causing controversy yet again.

    The Bachelor star retweeted a fan Thursday who shared an insensitive joke that made fun of people with mental handicaps. It read: "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!"

    When he retweeted the user, he added, "JAJAJAJAJA LOVED IT..." His comment has since been deleted.

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    Galavis went on to defend himself, tweeting, "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." He continued, "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."

    The reality star and single dad then told his followers, "Some people need to TRAVEL and get around the WORLD... The US is a GREAT country but there is a LOT out there... #openyourmind #learnculture."

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    In January, the soccer player came under fire after he said there shouldn't be a gay Bachelor because homosexuals are more "pervert in a sense." Galavis later apologized for his interview quotes and blamed his word choice on a language barrier. ABC, Warner Horizon Television and the show's producers didn't defend Galavis, telling E! News, "Juan Pablo's comments were careless, thoughtless and insensitive, and in no way reflect the views of the network, the show's producers or studio."

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