The Bachelorette Uses Contestant's Death to Drum Up Ratings, Sinks to All-Time Low

July 9, 2014 6:31 PM

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The Bachelorette Uses Contestant's Death to Drum Up Ratings, Sinks to All-Time Low

In my many guilt-riddled years of watching The Bachelor and The Bachelorette (hey, we all have our flaws), I've seen a lot that's made me question my tolerance for this manipulative garbage--from zoomed-in shots of hapless rejects in their moment of insecure despair, to last season's Hunger Games-esque finale.

But Monday night, on the Andi Dorfman season of The Bachelorette, the franchise went lower than I ever thought possible. And then, deciding that clearly wasn't deep enough, it went lower still.

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