'The Bachelorette’: Was the lie detector test ‘fake’? Fans claim producers were controlling red and green lights

'The lie detector test wasn't real, but Riley's intense feelings and stress about his fam sure are,' said a fan


                            'The Bachelorette’: Was the lie detector test ‘fake’? Fans claim producers were controlling red and green lights
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With each passing episode, ‘The Bachelorette’ is narrowing down the suitors as Tayshia Adams' quest for true love continues. She has made it clear from the start that honesty is of utmost importance to her and wants her future husband to be transparent with her. In the December 7 episode, ahead of the introduction of Tayshia's parents, the suitors were asked to take a polygraph test as the Bachelorette wasted to know if she could lay her trust in them. 

The test was conducted by the new host JoJo Fletcher and the authenticity of the answers provided by the suitors was determined with the color of the bulbs that would light up. Green and red lights determine the truth and lies. 

All the suitors and Tayshib were put through the lie detector test. When Tayshia was asked if she’s falling in love, she said yes and the green light lit up. She was also asked if she is falling for more than one suitor, to which she said yes again. 

Then came the suitors, one after another, with several personal questions directed at them. While Zac was asked if he has ever cheated in any of his relationships, Riley reveals that his real name isn’t what he identifies himself with. And, Noah was asked if women have “faked orgasm” with him, to which he says no and the red light lights up. 

The polygraph test caught the attention of the viewers and they soon took to Twitter to express their opinions. While some felt the show was being hard on the suitors by asking them to take up the test, some have noted that the test wasn’t real and it seemed like the producers were controlling the lights. 

One tweeted, "The lie detector test wasn't real, but Riley's intense feelings and stress about his fam sure are #TheBachelorette" Another added, "I feel like even In a pandemic, it would have been easy to get a real lie detector test lol #TheBachelorette" One wrote, "Polygraph tests are garbage; they don’t test if you’re telling the objective truth, they test if you think you’re telling the truth. This is the stupidest date #TheBachelorette has ever done. Noah thinking no woman has ever faked an orgasm with him is proof of that." Adding to the previous tweets one tweeted, "So the lie detector test was not actually real, and the producers just chose the lights based off the information they knew from the contestants background checks and their desire to make tension? Say it ain’t so!" One said, "Brendan, the lie detector test IS a joke because the producers are lighting up those bulbs, not you! #TheBachelorette".



 



 



 



 



 

'The Bachelorette' airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on ABC.

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