"Bachelorette" producers were forced to scramble after social media users vented that a live audience was in studio watching the show's finale unmasked.
Suddenly mid-show the audience was masked, and Twitter claimed victory.
Reports said ABC producers had to provide masks for the audience, who watched the "After the Final Rose" event at a studio in Los Angeles. Twitter definitely noticed that difference in the audience, noting that attendees were all maskless when the show started, but suddenly masked in the middle of the show.
As the fervor grew, Kaitlyn Bristowe addressed the elephant in the room.
"We have seen a lot of chatter online, so just so we're clear, everyone around me has tested negative," she said after a commercial break in which masks were divvied out. "But just to exercise additional caution, our audience will remain masked throughout the rest of the show."
Although Twitter continued to skewer producers for not requiring masks through the duration of the show, many celebrated, crediting themselves for the changing the course of the show.
"Twitter really bullied the bachelorette into making the live audience put masks on," one person wrote afterward.
"LMAO did twitter force them to mask everyone in the room?!" another user wrote. Added another, "Twitter literally told the bachelorette live finale audience to put on masks and…. they did it. inspiring use of the internet."
Finally, someone triumphantly wrote, "Twitter!! We did it!! We made the whole audience have to wear masks."