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.
— 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?
— 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.
— 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
— 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.