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.
My hair is going back to its normal color tomorrow 🙏Advertisement
— Ryan Lochte (@RyanLochte) August 16, 2016
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.
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:
Confession: I robbed Ryan Lochte. I used my Lackawanna County Sheriff's badge a squirt gun & a bad Brazilian accent. Sorry.
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) August 18, 2016
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) August 18, 2016
I just wanna know how in a four-person group Ryan Lochte was the smartest
— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) August 18, 2016
Texans had some jokes, too.
Ryan Lochte, not the American Idiot we want, but the American Idiot we deserve
— Burnt Orange Nation (@BON_SBNation) August 18, 2016
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.
Some people took to Twitter in defense of Lochte — some in jest and some seriously.
I am from Brazil and I believe Ryan. I was robbed in the bus. Drivers are working with robbers.
— Rachel Maga (@RachelMaga_) August 18, 2016
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) August 17, 2016
And most tweets were just downright amusing.
— Jordon Brown Snarker of Tweets First of His Name (@THEJordonBrown) August 18, 2016
How Ryan Lochte sees himself vs. How we see Ryan Lochte pic.twitter.com/0ZsWgnhinq
— Bryce Seifert (@bryceseifert) August 18, 2016
Exclusive footage of Ryan Lochte leaving Brazil pic.twitter.com/4TayqAInwx
— Stacey E. Singleton (@staceyNYCDC) August 18, 2016
ryan lochte is just confused cause he got sucked into an aquarium filter when he was a baby fish and he can't remember his parents
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) August 18, 2016
— Jonathan Keyes (@JonathanKeyes) August 18, 2016
I can't decide if I want to know THE FULL TRUTH about Ryan Lochte right now or just have it doled out to me in episodes like a morphine drip
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) August 17, 2016
The Ryan Lochte @serial is going to be good.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) August 17, 2016
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