RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

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What people are saying about #LochteGate

People react to Rio robbery claims by Ryan Lochte and Longhorn swimmers

Posted August 18th, 2016

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Two days ago was a simpler time for Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. It was a time where all he had to tweet about was re-coloring that terrible dye job — just one of his many questionable acts.

 

 

Now, he and three other U.S. swimmers — including Longhorns Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen — are in hot water. ABC News is reporting that Lochte and Feigen have been indicted for providing a false report to police. Conger and Georgia junior Gunnar Bentz told police that Lochte fabricated the story about being robbed at gunpoint.

Related: Take this opportunity to revisit Ryan Lochte’s amazing tweets about movies

Since #LochteGate broke within the last 48 hours, people on social media have been having a field day. Just ype “Lochte” into the Twitter search bar and the feed is loaded with news stories, outrage and a whole lot of memes.

Some celebrities like Rainn Wilson from “The Office” and Seth Meyers weighed in on the subject:

https://twitter.com/kumailn/status/766124849290878976

Texans had some jokes, too.

https://twitter.com/briangaar/status/766316425006817280

https://twitter.com/dansolomon/status/766145615977775108

https://twitter.com/LukeMorris/status/766271939040022528

Many people tweeted that they don’t find the Lochte scandal entertaining, referring to people’s criticism of American gymnast Gabby Douglas earlier last week.

https://twitter.com/XLNB/status/766288828780777472

https://twitter.com/SavionWright/status/766323811713101824

https://twitter.com/rachel/status/766302023591587840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Some people took to Twitter in defense of Lochte — some in jest and some seriously.

https://twitter.com/jbarro/status/766354783020150784

And most tweets were just downright amusing.

 

 

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