MasterChef is one of the most highly edited/manipulated pieces of ‘reality’ TV on the box at the moment. Do the producers really expect us to believe that they’re shocked by the elimination of audience favourites? Just like Apple is ‘stunned’ they got their signal metering algorithm wrong?
They edit the contestants’ appearance to fit particular (and required) psychological profiles. They expect their audience to respond in a particular way, yet claim no responsibility when their online forum is overwhelmed with spite.
Perhaps the sheeple aren’t aware of what’s going on, but some of us get it.