Chrissy Teigen doesn’t think we should care about the Ryan Lochte scandal. The media has been putting out constant updates ever since the Olympian lied about being robbed on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. According to Chrissy Teigen, we shouldn’t be too concerned about what’s going in the athlete’s life.
Teigen, who’s always candid, says she doesn’t give “two s***s” about Ryan Lochte’s Olympics scandal. She took to Twitter on Thursday, August 19 to address the media’s obsession with the false robbery report allegedly made by both Lochte and teammate Jimmy Feigen.
“I personally cannot bring myself to give two s***s about Ryan Lochte’s gas station fight, and this is why,” she tweeted while adding a link to a story about the recent airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, according to a report via the Daily News.
“Stupid as s*** gas station international incident, nope. Don’t care,” she said in a follow-up tweet.
Within minutes of being posted by witnesses and journalists, a photo of Omran began rocketing around the world https://t.co/o0I8Dx7JKi
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 19, 2016
The model linked to a story about the Syrian boy, identified by medical workers as Omran Daqneesh, who was pulled from the rubble of a damaged building after an airstrike in the northern city of Aleppo. The 5-year-old was one of 12 children under the age of 15 treated on Wednesday, August 17, according to the New York Times.
The photo of a dust- and blood-covered Omran sitting in the back of an ambulance immediately went viral on social media. This story has brought back the attention to the thousands of children who are killed and injured during the five years of war that has gone on in the country. Omran’s photo, shared by the Aleppo Media Center and journalists, was turned into a meme, not to mock the little boy but to shine a light on what’s going on overseas.
— Sara Yasin (@missyasin) August 18, 2016
However, she received backlash from fans who argued that Lochte should receive media attention for lying about a robbery and for filling out a false police report. Teigen reiterated what she meant and said that we can focus on more than one story at the same time. She just has a problem with the fact that the American media is more focused on the Lochte scandal rather than what’s going on in Syria.
“I’m not saying we have to care about every issue at once, or we must pick and choose what to bring to light but god damn, who the f*** cares,” she added.
“I’m sorry if the gas station memes just aren’t quite as funny as they were before seeing a boy pulled out of airstrike rubble. We can be silly and laugh and still remember we are incredibly lucky to have things to laugh and smile about. No I do not think I’m better than you because I don’t find it quite as entertaining. I just hate what we care about sometimes. We. Me too.”
The Lip Sync Battle host even slammed a report about herself when she made headlines for sharing a photo of her stretch marks. Teigen added that her social media post should not be made as headline news, as it’s not as important as what the other things that are going on in the world.
“ALSO filed under ‘WHO CARES’ and I’m sorry stupid s*** like this gets thrown in your faces too,” she added. “I don’t write it.”
Earlier this week, Teigen shared a Snapchat photo of her stretch marks, joking that her “thighs have tributaries,” according to Today. Last year, she made headlines when she posted an Instagram photo of herself sitting cross-legged that revealed her stretch marks on both of her thighs. But, she was pointing out that she got bruises for simply being clumsy in the kitchen.
What are your thoughts on Chrissy Teigen’s recent statements about the Ryan Lochte scandal? Do you agree that we should be focused on other things that are going on? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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