23 Hilarious Tweets About #LochteGate

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<p>Ryan Lochte caught major heat during the Rio Olympics when he
	lied about being held at gunpoint and robbed at a gas station, when in
	reality he was trying to cover up the fact that he (along with his teammates) vandalized a gas
	station bathroom. He ended up losing major sponsors—including Ralph Lauren and Speedo USA—after investigators concluded he fabricated his story.</p>
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After it was revealed on Thursday that Ryan Lochte and his U.S. swimming teammates James Feigen, Gunnar Bentz, and Jack Conger had lied about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio last weekend, the internet was quick to take them to task.

Centering their criticism on Lochte, many (rightly) pointed out that the swimmers' attempts to cover up vandalizing a gas station by saying they'd been robbed was white male privilege at its worst. Others took issue with the fact that people still came to Lochte's defense over the ordeal — including the International Olympic Committee — when just last week, U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas had been ripped apart because she didn't put her hand over her heart during the national anthem.

But because this is the internet, the majority of people chose to use a bit of humor while criticizing Lochte for lying to the world — and the results are actually pretty hilarious. Here are just some of the best reactions to #LochteGate.

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