We were all excited for a nice normal Olympics but this was 2016 so something bananas had to go down. That thing was the Ryan Lochte scandal.
Let’s set the scene. Poor Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte claims on the news that he was robbed by security guards at a gas station at gun point. The world goes crazy. Everyone is demanding that Brazil look into this and find those responsible; it all seemed open and shut until… this.
It’s hard to tell whats happening here but Ryan Lochte wasn’t robbed. He assaulted a Security Guard. The main attack happens off screen but you can see confused employees and a sense of panic after the fight.
After weeks of this drama it’s eventually decided that Lochte won’t be charged with the crime but that wasn’t good enough for some people. When Ryan Lochte was signed on with ‘Dancing With The Stars’ this happened.
Protesters storm the stage and try attack Lochte. All of them wearing “anti-Lochte” shirts. Somehow they felt like in a world with rampant racism, sexism, homophobia, unjust laws, and terror. Some Olympic Swimmer was the thing to protest.
Easily one of the dumbest parts of 2016.
This will be the last edition of “Dumbest Parts of 2016”. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year everyone. Let’s make 2017 the best year yet.
(I think we earned it)