Let’s talk Ryan Lochte
A 32-year-old ‘kid’?
Now if you’ve been paying attention to the Olympics, you are familiar with #LochteGate … Unfortunately, Watergate has been taken already.
Is this #RyanLochte mess technically considered… Watergate? pic.twitter.com/q7NKtRorWU
— whomst’veatlantavegas (@Namastaywoke) August 18, 2016
But the fact that Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s mugging lie has now come to light, the International Olympic Committee has to be mad at Lochte right?
Official statement from IOC #Rio2016 spokesman Mario Andrada on #LochteGate. It's amazing. pic.twitter.com/4B03on17QL
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) August 18, 2016
The 32-year-old Lochte is a kid? At 32, it’s normal for you to have multiple kids, a wife and a mortgage among other things. Kids don’t have those things. At 32, you can drive said multiple kids to school while you’re out in the world doing basically anything else … not being a kid.
It seems Twitter is just as shocked at this revelation as we are.
When you find out the IOC called a 32-year-old "a kid." #LochteGate pic.twitter.com/L0DzAIWWkM
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) August 18, 2016
Please stop referring to Lochte as a kid who needs to grow up. That's white privilege in action. He’s 32. He's responsible for this.
— Touré (@Toure) August 18, 2016
Gabby Douglas: *exists* *gets bombarded by hate*
Lochte: *lies, vandalizes starts international incident*
IOC: KIDS WILL BE KIDS
— Daniel José Older (@djolder) August 18, 2016
Gabby Douglas was destroyed for hand placement. He pisses on a business and blames a country, and people are making excuses. #LochteGate
— Anthony Dominic (@alloveranthony) August 18, 2016
If Black athletes pulled that #LochteGate stunt, the headlines would read "Black Lives Matter Thugs Caused Terror At The Olympics"
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) August 18, 2016
Wait … this narrative is not adding up at all.
Tamir Rice = Referred to as a man
Ryan Lochte = Referred to as a kid
This is the perfect example of how White privilege works. #LochteGate
— T R E Y (@_treyinLA) August 18, 2016
Why does a 32 year old rich white guy get to be an adolescent and black teenagers don't? #LochteGate
— Grant (@NotSoNiceville) August 18, 2016
According to racist ppl:
Trayvon Martin – 17 – Man
Mike Brown – 18 – Man@RyanLochte – 32 – "JUST A KID."
— X (@XLNB) August 18, 2016
Black teens, Travon Martin & Mike Brown were called MEN in media, but @RyanLochte is "just a kid"… He's 32… #WhitePrivilege #LochMess 😕
— Andrew McCaskill (@DrewMcCaskill) August 19, 2016
We truly live in an age in which Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas can get criticized for hand placement, but Lochte’s behavior can get excused as a kid just having fun. Tragic.