Bachelorette star Clare Crawley shades contestant Matt James for using show for attention

Bachelorette’s Clare Crawley says contestant Matt James ‘is in it for the wrong reasons’… after he gives interviews before show even airs

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The upcoming season of the Bachelorette has been postponed as the coronavirus shut down productions across Hollywood. 

But there is already some drama among the upcoming star Clare Crawley and a contestant. 

The 39-year-old hairstylist took to Twitter to seemingly shade the 28-year-old soon-to-be contestant Matt James but fans were quick to come to his defense.  

Drama: Though the upcoming Bachelorette season has been put on hold, Clare Crawley is already stirring up some drama with one of her contestants

‘If you are doing interviews and creating Cameo accounts before you are even on my season,’ she wrote. ‘You are in it for the wrong reasons… #dontwasteyourtime.’

It didn’t take long for fans to realize we was referencing James, as he had recently done interviews about his charity work and had previously spoken about Crawley in interviews. 

He is also friends with former Bachelorette contestant Tyler Cameron and even was on lockdown with him and former star Hannah Brown in Florida. 

Wrong reasons: Crawley tweeted on Saturday shading unnamed contestants. ‘If you are doing interviews and creating Cameo accounts before you are even on my season,’ she wrote. ‘You are in it for the wrong reasons… #dontwasteyourtime’ 

Respect: ‘Respect the opportunity you’ve been given,’ Crawley added. ‘Respect the rules. Respect me. @BacheloretteABC ❤️ 

At the center: It didn’t take long for fans to realize we was referencing  Matt James, as he had recently done interviews about his charity work and had previously spoken about Crawley in interviews 

‘Respect the opportunity you’ve been given,’ Crawley added. ‘Respect the rules. Respect me. @BacheloretteABC.’

James already boasts 181k followers on Instagram where fans can often see Cameron and Brown featured. 

Earlier in the week, James did an interview to promote a Fit-A-Thon live stream that raised money for Operation Food Fight. 

Operation Food Fight was using the live stream to raise funds, to continue their work providing meals for healthcare workers during the pandemic. 

Notable friends: James is also friends with former Bachelorette contestant Tyler Cameron and even was on lockdown with him and former star Hannah Brown in Florida 

James also runs ABC Food Tours that provides food to those in need and aims to educate kids on food and nutrition. 

Fans quickly responded to Crawley defending James against the accusations and many said he was their primary reason for tuning in. 

‘I mean, Matt James is currently the ONLY pull to me for your season,’ one wrote, while another responded ‘SAAAAAAAME! And he has spoken SO WELL about her and said he was looking forward to meeting her.’ 

The same fan added: ‘She’s sabotaging her season.’ 

Defense: ‘I mean, Matt James is currently the ONLY pull to me for your season,’ one wrote, while another responded ‘SAAAAAAAME! And he has spoken SO WELL about her and said he was looking forward to meeting her’ 

Fans of the franchise already seem to be fans of James with one saying ‘without Matt James…Cancel Clare’s season.’

‘Be careful Clare – you don’t want to bite the hand that is literally feeding kids in need,’ another added. ‘To have a season without Matt James would be tragic. He’s the real deal in every way.’

‘These are unprecedented time and [Hannah Brown], [Tyler Cameron] and the whole quarantine crew including Matt have been giving us love, laughter and HOPE,’ one user wrote. 

Adding: ‘Perhaps ABC should recast your entire group of men. You are obviously following them on social media.’   

Helping hand: ‘Be careful Clare – you don’t want to bite the hand that is literally feeding kids in need,’ another added. ‘To have a season without Matt James would be tragic. He’s the real deal in every way.’ Earlier in the week, James did an interview to promote a Fit-A-Thon to help provide meals to healthcare workers, he also runs a company that feeds children in need

We need them: ‘These are unprecedented time and [Hannah Brown], [Tyler Cameron] and the whole quarantine crew including Matt have been giving us love, laughter and HOPE,’ one user wrote 

I’m with her: Though some fans did come to Clare’s defense. One wrote: ‘Omg this is 100% about we know WHO and I couldn’t agree more get em out’

Though some fans did come to Clare’s defense. 

One wrote: ‘Omg this is 100% about we know WHO and I couldn’t agree more get em out.’

Clapping back at a fan supporting James, one wrote ‘why are you pushing so hard for this guy anyways. He’s ten years younger than her. Is he really trying to be with her for real?’

Clare’s season was halted in March, just two days after her suitors were revealed.   

At age 39, Clare will be the oldest woman to become the Bachelorette. 

The reality star went down in Bachelor Nation history after standing up to herself to Bachelor Juan Pablo, who had just dumped her.  

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