'The Bachelorette': Ben and Tayshia kiss but fans want body mics turned off to mask 'gross' kissing sounds
'Who wants to sign my petition for Bachelorette producers to turn the body mics down during kisses cause eww #TheBachelorette,' a fan tweeted
Ben Smith definitely made his presence felt in the show on Tuesday night's episode, which aired on November 17. There's a running joke among 'Bachelor Nation' fans about them not knowing the names of half of the suitors on the show. The season is six episodes down and even though there's still a lot of men who've not received as much screen time yet and fans would take some more time getting familiarised with all of them, Ben has officially arrived after the stunt he pulled on Tuesday's episode.
It all started when Tayshia chose a couple of men and invited them for a group date. Tayshia wanted a "grown-ass man" and not a baby and that was exactly what she wanted to determine with the date. After a couple of activities where the men got to show off their mental math skills, ability to spell words and show off their cooking, Bennett Jordan was awarded the grown-ass man title by Tayshia. To celebrate the same, Bennett planted one on Tayshia's mouth but that was not the kiss that Bachelor Nation fans got excited about.
The group date continued the following evening at the end of which Tayshia was about to hand out a rose to the one who she felt connected to, the best. Bennett was still basking in his win from the morning and he asked to steal Tayshia away from the group straight up. However, she was determined to spend time with everyone and brushed off his requests. She went ahead to spend time with all the men from the group but her rendezvous with Ben was the highlight. Tayshia was very upfront about how she felt for him and told him that she felt attracted to him. She also told him that her guard comes up immediately when she's around him and Ben too agreed that he gets nervous around her. Sparks were flying and in a matter of seconds, Ben asked if he could kiss her and even though it was beautiful to watch, the kissing sounds were a bit too uncomfortable to hear and fans wanted nothing to do with it.
"I love me some smooches, but the kissing on #TheBachelorette is TOO GRAPHIC!" wrote a fan. "Oh my this is very sexual #TheBachelorette," wrote another. "Who wants to sign my petition for Bachelorette producers to turn the body mics down during kisses cause ew #bachelorette #TheBachelorette" read another tweet. "I HATE HEARING THE KISSES ON MIC #TheBachelorette" tweeted a fan. "Please TURN DOWN THE MICS when SMOOCHING #TheBachelorette" tweeted another. "The kissing sounds gross me out. #TheBachelorette" read another tweet.
I love me some smooches, but the kissing on #TheBachelorette is TOO GRAPHIC!— Marie Maloney (@marie_maloney) November 18, 2020
I HATE HEARING THE KISSES ON MIC #TheBachelorette— Shelby Genteman (@Shelby_LeighG) November 18, 2020
'The Bachelorette' airs Tuesday's at 8 pm ET on ABC.