Emily Maynard lit into Kalon on week 5 of “The Bachelorette” 2012 Monday night. When she heard from Doug what Kalon had been saying about her young daughter, Ricki, she showed a side to her no one would have ever believed existed.
Before the drama unfolded after the group date, Doug, Arie, and Chris struggled with what to do about Kalon’s comment that Ricki was “baggage.”
At one point Kalon was sat alone looking unhappy. He was told by one of the guys he’ll get his chance to talk with Emily.
Kalon’s response was:
“I’ll get a chance to talk to an exhausted, sick mother who has a child waiting on her now.”
His attitude soon made Doug approach the problem head-on. He asked Kalon about his “baggage” comment.
“Yeah, I’m not going to apologize for it. I certainly maybe wish I– I’m not going to retract it,” Kalon said. “Baggage… again…. has a negative connotation when it’s brought up like that. All it is a responsibility. That is a huge responsibility.”
Ryan said that was an uncalled for thing to say. Doug let Kalon know if someone said that about his son, Austin, he would be fit to be tied.
Doug shared what he knew with Emily, who was so furious she wanted to go “West Virginia” violent on him. She immediately demanded an answer from Kalon in front of the other men.
“You have anything to say for yourself?” Emily directly asked Kalon.
“Yeah. I mean…unfortunately it came up again with a negative connotation,” Kalon replied. “I mean it’s not baggage, that’s part of your life. And it’s going to be a big responsibility for, you know, whoever these men you happen to end up with.”
“That is a huge blessing. That is my heart and soul and for anyone to say that’s baggage –” Emily was interrupted by Kalon, but she cut him off. “I love to hear you talk, but wait until I’m done…… I got that line from you,” Emily threw at him.
When Kalon didn’t deny he felt accepting Ricki into his life would be as wonderful as she made it, Emily told him to “Get the f**k out!”.
The conversation continued with Emily expressing her disappointment in Kalon over the fact he’s the son of a single mother. She told him that she didn’t hurt “for her,” but she hurt “for him.”
In Kalon’s exit interview he didn’t apologize for feeling the way he did and considers himself a “stand up” kind of guy.