In 2008, it was criticized by several critics when in one of its episodes, the collar of the lead investigator, Grant Wilson, was claimed to have been pulled down by an “unforeseen” force three times.
Because one of his hands was strangely positioned at his side during the video, critics were led to believe that it was only him who was pulling a string to make his collar move.
It was revealed that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are all scripted shows, characterized by the producers’ editing of footage to create a fictional storyline and bullying to make contestants say things to the camera.
Another American dating themed show, The Pick-Up artist features male contestants described to be “unsuccessful” when it comes to love and relationships thus they are taught how to “pick-up” women in different situations.
The show appears in a split screen so viewers can see John Edward’s continuous reading; and on the other side, the audience being read either confirms or denies John Edward’s claims.
However, John Edward’s ability has been criticized for using hot and cold reading, or using wide array of general guesses to create an impression of psychic ability.
The show’s trick is characterized by a man presented to have won millions of dollars and is finding a woman to marry him.
He dates a group of women and eliminates one for each episode, until only one of them remains.
After calls for the removal of the show were expressed, several advertisers refused to continue airing their ads during the show.
The Bachelor is an American dating game show that started in 2002, hosted by veteran television personality and news anchor Chris Harrison.
The other two famous dating game show related to The Bachelor are The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad.
The level of difficulty changes as the show progresses causing other men to be eliminated from the dating game.
However, the show was put into controversy after the discovery of fake profiles released by the show regarding its contestants.