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The Bachelorette: Ousted Bachelor, Craig M., ‘Wasn’t Interested’ In Ali, Is ‘Offended’ By Being Called Dangerous

June 04, 2010 11:00 AM by Nancy Floyd

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Craig M. from Canada only lasted for two episodes of ABC‘s The Bachelorette, but his five days in the mansion were certainly entertaining to watch. He nearly got punched in the face by tattoo-clad bachelor, Jesse, he relentless teased weatherman, Jonathan, he was described as being “dangerous,” and he couldn’t put together a coherent sentence when confronted by Ali Fedotowsky. The eliminated suitor speaks out about his feuds, his fumbles, and his (lack of) feelings for Ali…

Craig M. chose to be a contestant on ABC‘s The Bachelorette to find love, but also for the experience. And what an experience it was! He managed to stir up controversy within a few days by bullying fellow bachelors, Jonathan (aka The Weatherman) and Jesse. Craig says that his villainous portrayal was 100% the work of editing. “I was totally joking and having a good time,” he says. “I’m definitely not upset with the producers. It did make it an entertaining two episodes and that was the point. I guess I was portrayed [as a villain]. People who know me laughed their heads off and had a great time watching.”

As for Craig’s altercation with the Weatherman, he tells People magazine, “The weatherman situation was not serious at all. Jonathan may be uptight. He’s a good guy who took things the wrong way.” Craig does, however, regret his run-in with tattoo-clad bachelor, Jesse. “The one thing I regret is the episode between Jesse and I in the kitchen. I wasn’t too proud of that. The next morning we apologized to each other. It was inappropriate behavior,” Craig says.

Craig thinks his departure from The Bachelorette is largely due to the fact that the Weatherman told Ali Fedotowsky he was “dangerous,” a description that really bothers him. “I was offended that he went and told Ali the situation between us,” Craig says. “I’m a very laid back, non-confrontational person and found that word very offensive. A few people may think that’s who I am, but people who know me know that’s not the case and I don’t think people who have a conversation with me would get that idea.”

Still, his “dangerous” reputation isn’t the only thing to blame for his removal from The Bachelorette: Craig just didn’t have feelings for Ali. When Ali confronted him about it, he fumbled his response. “From all the ums and ahs, you could see that I wasn’t that interested in Ali,” Craig says. He knows he’s not the only one to feel that way, though. “ Ali and I didn’t have a connection. Ali felt the same way.”

Now that Craig’s out of the running for Ali’s final rose, he thinks there are three guys who would be worthy of it. “Kirk, Roberto and Chris L. are a good fit. Those three seem really genuine about why they’re there,” he says.

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