17 Hilarious #LochteGate Memes That’ll Have You Literally LOLing in No Time
Although the 2016 Rio Olympics have been over for a few days now, Ryan Lochte‘s fake robbery story will seemingly never die. If you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or so, here’s a basic rundown of what happened: The Team USA swimmer told Brazilian authorities that he and some teammates were robbed at gunpoint after a night of partying after their final races. Turns out, this never really happened, and the 32-year-old actually vandalized a gas station while intoxicated and was demanded to pay for the damages by the shop owner. Yikes.
In addition to tweeting about #LochteGate (or #LochtMess, depending on who you ask) thousands of times, the people of the Internet also took it upon themselves to spice up the situation even further and create some of the funniest memes we’ve ever seen. Honestly, these Olympic Games have given us so much online content we can’t even begin to say thank you enough. God bless you, Rio.
1. Forget Joanne — Let us introduce you to Ryan the Scammer!
— Bossip (@Bossip) August 18, 2016
2. WHY YOU ALWAYS LYINNNNNN’?!?!
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 18, 2016
3. Honestly, he could’ve…
— Ché (@elCoolChe) August 18, 2016
4. Coming soon to a theater near you!
— xJubax (@xJubax) August 18, 2016
5. EL OH EL!
— Cory Swarmer (@swarmstar11) August 18, 2016
6. We mean…find the lie.
7. Usain Bolt can’t get all the credit…
— Erica Bennett (@EricaANjax) August 19, 2016
Brazilian Police: "And you made the whole story up, didn't you?"
— Chief (@BarstoolChief) August 18, 2016
9. Well, if Brian Williams confirms the story, it must be true! (lol jk)
10. Maybe THAT’S why Michael Phelps was so angry…
— Bryan Haupt (@bryan_haupt) August 18, 2016
11. How long until Lifetime picks up this movie plot?
— Manny Fantis (@Manoilos) August 18, 2016
12. Where’s Blurry Mr. Crabs when you need him??
— Kofie Y. (@KofieYeboah) August 18, 2016
13. WAIT THIS IS THE BEST THING WE’VE EVER SEEN!
14. But you can’t lie to momma!
15. It’s an honest mistake?
16. Seems legit…
While Ryan’s lies got him in MAJOR trouble, these stars’ fibs landed ’em acting roles!