Here’s Why Clare Crawley Thinks One of Her ‘Bachelorette’ Contestants Committed a Major No-No

Yes, Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. And no, she doesn’t support her contestants using their soon-to-be fame to make money in the meantime. (Take notes, people.)

It all started over the weekend on Twitter when Crawley low-key called out Matt James, who is supposed to appear on season 16 of The Bachelorette.

She wrote, “If you are doing interviews and creating Cameo accounts before you are even on my season…you are in it for the wrong reasons…#dontwasteyourtime.”

Crawley also referenced The Bachelorette rulebook, which states that contestants aren’t supposed to have access to social media until after the show stops filming. Although these are unprecedented circumstances, she has a point.

“Respect the opportunity you’ve been given. Respect the rules. Respect me. @BacheloretteABC,” she wrote.

It didn’t take long for fans to realize that she’s probably talking about James, who just so happens to be best friends with former Bachelorette contestant Tyler Cameron. James defended himself on his Instagram Story, revealing the Cameo was a fundraiser for the Robin Hood Foundation.

“For those of you who may have missed the message earlier this week, myself and Alex Bachman, my former teammate and current New York Giants wide receiver, pledged all of our Cameo earnings to the Robin Hood Foundation to fight this fight,” he said.

Crawley later explained her comment, claiming it wasn’t directly aimed at James. “It was about MULTIPLE men and a general thought I was having, while we sit here in a real-life crisis where someone’s (everyone’s) time + sincerity hold so much weight and value,” she wrote.

Cue the awkward limo arrival.


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