Chrissy Teigen Doesn't Care About Ryan Lochte's 'Stupid As Shit' Problems
In the past 24 hours or so, it's come to light US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was not robbed in Rio, as he previously claimed, but pretty much got drunk with his bros, vandalized a gas station bathroom and lied about it.
Since we learned the truth about all of this, a lot of people have turned it into a big joke.
The attitude toward all of this seems to be, "Boys will be boys."
But Chrissy Teigen is having none of it, and she took to Twitter to offer America a huge dose of reality on Thursday.
Teigen reminded us there are far more important things going on in the world than making memes about an immature white, male athlete with far too much privilege.
Take, for example, the awful and ongoing violence in Aleppo, Syria, where children have become far too accustomed to the horrors of war.
Understandably, Teigen just isn't in the mood to talk about Ryan Lochte.
She has a point. If we spent more time informing ourselves on what's going on the world and less time laughing about what an athlete did on a night out, maybe we'd solve more problems.
Teigen just wants people to keep things in perspective.
It's difficult not to agree with her.
The ongoing war in Syria involves multiple countries, including the US, and is linked to a wide array of vital issues: the global refugee crisis, US-Russia relations, US-Iranian relations, ISIS and more.
When it comes to this Ryan Lochte debacle, perhaps the only thing we should be discussing is how it seems like a prime example of white privilege and a double standard in terms of how we respond to the behavior of white, male athletes in comparison to others.
Ryan Lochte just embarrassed the US during an international athletic competition the entire world is watching, and a lot of people are laughing about it.
But, as a lot of Twitter users point out, when Gabby Douglas didn't put her hand on her heart during the national anthem, she endured an onslaught of online abuse.
If Douglas behaved anything like Lochte, many seem to feel the criticism would've been ruthless.
There's also the fact Lochte tried to downplay the concerns people have about crime in Rio just hours before he went out and acted like a drunken fool. He said,
The media made sure everyone was scared to come here. When we got here, that wasn't the case at all. I haven't seen really a mosquito since I've been here. The crime, I haven't seen anything wrong. Traffic is bad, because they have a safe zone where they're trying to keep people safe. That's hard. But the venue, the village, all accommodations have been really up to par. It's been a great Olympics so far.
So, the swimmer initially defended Rio but then tried to defame it and embrace stereotypes in order to save his own ass. Meanwhile, children are being pulled out of rubble in Aleppo.