This is SO crazy! Two men with a lot of hate for Ryan Lochte have been cuffed and detained after rushing the stage following the Olympic swimmer’s appearance on ‘Dancing With The Stars.’ The guys had so much anger towards him that they were actually wearing anti-Lochte t-shirts when they attempted to attack him!
This has to be one of the most dangerous security scares Dancing With The Stars has ever had! Ryan Lochte, 32, was wrapping up his Foxtrot with pro-partner Cheryl Burke, 32 when according to TMZ, a group of anti-Ryan haters in the audience began booing ripped off their shirts to reveal “No Lochte” signs on their white tees just as the Olympic swimmer and Cheryl went to get the judges’ feedback. Two of the men then got up and rushed the stage towards Ryan but were tackled and detained by security before they could cause them any harm!
One of the men is dark haired and in his mid 30’s from a picture taken outside of the studio where he and his older friend were seated on a bench in cuffs. Their shirts saying “Lochte” with a big red anti symbol over his name are clear enough for the camera to see. It’s unclear if the men had any weapons or if their intentions were to physically harm Ryan, but it caused such a commotion that the show abruptly cut to commercial as soon as they made their move.
When the show came back from commercial, things had calmed down and host Tom Bergeron explained that, “I would like to personally thank our security team for staying in shape,” without directly elaborating on what exactly went down.
It’s not clear why these guys had such a huge vendetta for Ryan, as he’s just trying to better himself after lying about getting robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics. He’s apologized over and over again about it, but apparently it wasn’t enough for this angry crew of haters. Now the big question is how they managed to snag tickets to the highly coveted opening night in the first place to stage a possibly dangerous attack on the swimmer.
HollywoodLifers, were you scared for Ryan’s safety during the terrifying incident?