The ‘New York Post’ is having no mercy on Ryan Lochte! After it was revealed that the swimmer had lied about being robbed in Brazil, the paper completely bashed him on its Aug. 19 cover. Check it out here!
Besides just a cover line that reads “The Ugly American,” the New York Post also included the caption, “Liar, liar, Speedo on fire,” next to a giant picture of Ryan Lochte, 32. LOL! Of course, this comes after Brazilian officials confirmed that the Olympic champion and his teammates, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, had “fabricated” a tale about what happened to them at a gas station in Brazil on Aug. 13.
While the guys originally claimed their car was side-swept, and then they were robbed at gunpoint by the driver, it was eventually revealed that what really went down was totally different. Security footage showed the men heading into and leaving the gas station bathroom, then having some words with security guards outside because they allegedly damaged the property.
It turns out that one of the security guards did pull a gun out during the confrontation, but he was simply trying to control the situation because one of the swimmers became “angry,” according to authorities.
Eventually, Ryan apologized for the controversy, and although he didn’t flat-out admit to lying, he did reveal that he wasn’t as “candid” as he should have been regarding the events of that evening. Meanwhile, Jimmy paid $11,000 to avoid prosecution in Brazil, and Gunnar and Jack were allowed to leave after they admitted that they, and their teammates, had lied.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of New York Post’s cover? Was it hilarious — or way harsh? How long do you think it will be until this blows over?