This Is Why Viewers Are Convinced Last Night's 'Love Island' Lie Detector Was Fake
If you could strap anyone in your life up to a lie detector test, what would you ask them?
Maybe you would use it to find out who in your office keeps stealing your lunch, or whether you’re the best in bed your other half has ever had. Oh, the power of a lie detector test.
On last night’s episode of Love Island the girls were hooked up to a lie detector machine and the boys were tasked with choosing what to ask them. Some of the boys went for nice easy questions, and other chose to go hard.
Chris chose to ask Olivia whether she told Mike she would sleep with him, to which she answered ‘no’ and the lie detector deemed her answer the truth. This was particularly hard for viewers to digest, as they saw her say exactly that to Mike with their very own eyes.
They claimed this was proof that the lie detector was fake, or fixed:
Get a real lie detector! Olivia did tell mike that the other day!! So why did it come back saying she didn’t?? 😡
— Lisa Marie McKinney (@Lisawestlife10) July 18, 2017
I'm so confused, Olivia DID 100% tell mike she'd sleep with him… so why did she deny and the lie detector say truth?!! #loveisland
— Taylor Bradwell (@taylorbradwell_) July 18, 2017
The lie detector is fake, how did it say that Olivia didn't say she will sleep with Mike when she clearly did, we saw it🤔 #loveisland
— Infinity Galore (@infinity_galore) July 18, 2017
Wait, the second time mike went in to the villa, Olivia did tell him she'd sleep with him! So I'm confused how she passed that? #Loveisland
— David Stevenson (@David2Stevenson) July 18, 2017
As likely as it is that there was no actual lie detector on the show, it’s also worth noting that lie detector tests are notoriously unreliable. I once managed to take and beat a lie detector test, through sheer determination and nerves, but the test I was subjected to was far more thorough. It included pads under my butt cheeks to sense movement and a blood pressure band around my arm – and the trained operator admitted that a lie detector can only be used accurately when trying to figure out one specific detail – not for vague sweeping answers.
But, a spike in heart rate is likely to generally mean a lie – which is enough for a reality TV show on ITV2. It’s also possible that Olivia has convinced herself she didn’t say it, or is just incredibly manipulative… which might not be a stretch, looking at her past behaviour.
I have never seen emotional manipulation so plain as day as I see Liv doing it to Chris. This is beyond insane #loveisland
— Cheyenne (@chymeariver) July 18, 2017
In other news, public opinion appears to have swung suddenly. A couple we all thought would never last a few weeks ago, Kem and Amber, suddenly looks like the strongest in the villa.
— Tom Procter (@tomprocterr) July 18, 2017
Montana, the girl we all thought was the kind of girl you’d make friends with in the ladies bathroom at the club, has turned on Camilla and proved instead to be one of those girls who drops you as soon as she finds a man.
can we get rid of Montana and Alex now? She's a shitty friend and he doesn't have a personality #LoveIsland
— audrey 🤙🏾 (@audreygabs_) July 18, 2017
Montana's comments about Camilla literally made me completely stop backing her. Won't be getting my votes, snakeyyyy #LoveIsland
— Maddy Wheeler (@maddywheelerx) July 18, 2017
And no one knows quite how to feel about the Gabby and Marcel thing:
— Serious Candidate ™ (@KRUZAA_) July 18, 2017
I can see the pain is Marcel's eyes. Gimme a hug my g no homo #LoveIsland
— #BWIGM (@JamzLdn) July 18, 2017
I lowkey think the producers are trying to jeopardise Gabby & Marcel by editing them in a certain way to make people doubt them #LoveIsland
— Marino Katsouris (@marlnokatsouris) July 16, 2017
GABBY DOES NOT LIKE MARCEL.
She's fake. I called it from day one! Feel so sorry for marcel 👎🏼
— Charlotte Crosby (@Charlottegshore) July 16, 2017
Gabby and Marcel are that married couple where the spark has died but they're staying together for the kids #LoveIsland
— T. (@peaceoftemi) July 16, 2017
What do you think? Let us know in the comments!
Images via ITV2