Clare Crawley has a unique take on the allegations surrounding Matt James. She sent out a shady tweet that did not go over well with fans.
Before her season of The Bachelorette started filming, she called out contestants for chasing clout on social media. Many Bachelor Nation fans thought her comments were aimed at Matt James. She backtracked at the time, but a recent tweet brings her comments back to light.
Matt James Faces Allegations of Two-Timing Final Rose Pick
Just when you thought the drama from Matt James’ season was over! Season 25 was supposed to be a milestone season with the first Black lead on The Bachelor. It turned into a hot mess of bullying and accusations of racism within the franchise.
The controversy began when photos emerged of frontrunner Rachael Kirkconnell attending an “Old South”-themed party. Bachelor Nation host Chris Harrison appeared on Extra for an interview with Bachelorette alum Rachel Lindsay. His intent was to defend Rachael from the accusations of racism.
However, his defense caused more problems for the network. It kicked off a bigger discussion about the lack of diversity within the franchise. Chris Harrison is currently taking a break from his hosting duties. The network has yet to announce if he will return at all.
The photos leaked around the time when Matt James’ season began airing on television. Filming was already over by that point. Viewers later found out that Rachael Kirkconnell was the final rose recipient. In fact, Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell had been dating since filming wrapped in late 2020.
But that all ended once he found out that the photos were real. During the After the Final Rose special, he implied that they would never get back together.
However, photos came out last week of the two together in NYC. Inside sources claim Matt and Rachael never stopped talking and were trying to work things out. Just one problem – he was allegedly chatting up another woman at the same time.
Bachelor Nation fans already thought of Matt James as a commitment-phobe. Now they think he’s a scoundrel, too.
Did Clare Crawley see it coming?
Why Did Clare Crawley Send Out a Shady Tweet Last Year?
Matt James wasn’t supposed to be The Bachelor. He was originally cast as a suitor for Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette. Then COVID hit and turned life upside down.
Season 16 was pushed back. The death of George Floyd sparked a nationwide discussion about racial equality. In response to outcry over Bachelor Nation’s diversity issue, the network plucked Matt James out of Clare’s season and into his own season.
But before any of that happened, Clare Crawley got wind that Matt James was only interested in fame, not in an actual relationship. She sent out a tweet calling out clout chasers creating Cameo accounts before they even met her.
Instagram account @bachelornation.scoop reshared the old tweet on their feed.
Many people thought Clare’s tweet was about Matt James. She walked that back by saying it was about several different contestants. But was it? Or was it aimed straight for Matt James?
Did She Try to Warn Us About Matt James? See Clare Crawley’s New Shady Tweet
Twitter user The Starlet Witch (@miyaka_yugi) brought up Clare’s old tweets in relation to the two-timing allegations. They reminded fans that Clare “tried to warn” everyone about Matt James.
Clare Crawley saw the tweet and shared it with a series of emojis. Us Weekly describes the emojis as a “shrug and a smirk.”
🤷🏼♀️😏 https://t.co/qLNjaK3GSG— Clare Crawley (@Clare_Crawley) April 10, 2021
Her shady response didn’t go over well with Bachelor Nation viewers.
Fans Swiftly Remind Former BacheloretteAbout Her Own Messy Romance
Matt James didn’t miss much by not being on Clare Crawley’s season. Within a week or two of filming, Clare fell head-over-heels for Dale Moss. The two left the show together and Tayshia Adams took over as Bachelorette.
They recently posted a photo together on social media, confirming they were back together.
Basically, her romance with Dale Moss is a hot mess express and fans aren’t letting her forget it. Twitter users flooded her shady tweet with snarky comments of their own. This is just a small sampling:
Do you think Clare doesn’t have room to talk when it comes to relationships? Or did you think the shady tweet Clare sent about the brewing scandal was warranted? Let us know in the comments below.
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