Would You Tell Someone If Her Drink Had Been Drugged?


Today Good Morning America ran a segment from Primetime‘s hidden camera series “What Would You Do?” which routinely tests the limits of responsible journalism.

In the clip at left, two actors, Brigitte and John, sit at a bar pretending to be on a date. While Brigitte is in the bathroom, John pours a powder in her drink. While, as anchor John Quinones says, what’s frightening is that this happens in real life, it’s unlikely this exact scenario would happen, since no human has ever responded to his date saying she feels ill by saying, “I have a pool at my house.” The terribly written skit is performed in front of a group of guys and a middle-aged woman, and you can probably guess who intervenes and tells Bridgitte she’s been drugged.

As pointed out on Shakesville, the word “rape” is never uttered during this segment. When Bridgitte and the woman cry and hug after it’s revealed that it was just an act, Quinones says “Why are you crying? You’re an actress!” He adds that Bridgitte was probably all worked up because she was drugged in real life two years ago, but “no one came to her rescue until after she had taken the drink.”

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