8 Bachelorette Villains Who Don’t Deserve The Hate
6. Ben Scott
Ben Scott was never exactly a fan fave and has mostly faded from the Bachelor universe since appearing on season nine of The Bachelorette when he attempted to win the heart of Desiree Hartsock. The single father was certainly not among the most popular fellas among the group of contestants, but he didn’t necessarily do anything bad other than angle for more time with the Hartsock herself (which, ya know, is kind of a goal of ALL of the men). Frankly, he just failed to win folks over, which earned him a spot among the series’ villains despite the fact that many other people on the series deserve the title MUCH more than Ben Scott.
5. Ed Swiderski
Ed Swinderski may not have been seen as a villain during the fifth season of The Bachelorette, but after the show aired, cheating rumors became rampant. With the couple eventually calling off their (seemingly doomed) engagement in July of 2010, it’s easy to cast Ed in the role of the villain. Though he may certainly deserve the title if the infidelity talk was true, considering things were never really confirmed and the truth has never been told, it might be best to hold off judgement in this particular situation. These days, Swinderski is a happily married man, tying the knot in July 2015 to Natalie Bomke, the anchor and host of Good Day Chicago.