Twitter exploded with tweets about “white privilege” after USA swimming star Ryan Lochte got embroiled in a scandal about whether or not he was robbed in Rio.
Lochte claimed that three of his teammates and himself were robbed at gunpoint, but his story has begun to unravel. Some believe that he even openly lied about the robbery claims. (RELATED: American Swimmer Ryan Lochte Admits Parts Of His Robbery Story Aren’t True [VIDEO])
white privilege is going to a foreign country, peeing on a business’s floor & kicking in a door, & then saying YOU were robbed #LochteGate
— Gabe Bergado (@gabebergado) August 18, 2016
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) August 18, 2016
#LochteGate thinks his white privileges would follow him around the world
— Ashraf El-Ga’aly (@dardachat) August 18, 2016
In white privilege years, 32 years old is 16 years old.
In the mind of a negrophobic, 16 years old is 35+ years old. #LochteGate
— Field Nigra (@Gays4Trump) August 18, 2016
— Ilax Joseph (@IlaxBJoseph) August 18, 2016
When you’re so accustomed to your white-privilege American lifestyle you forget it doesn’t apply to other countries. #LochteGate
— Long Live The King. (@TheDejaKing) August 18, 2016
— Heather Matarazzo (@HeatherMatarazz) August 18, 2016
The facts of what happened that night in Rio to Lochte and is teammates at this time remains unknown, but the social justice warriors on Twitter don’t really wait for facts.