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Codeblack Life: Double Standards? By now we all know that Olympic gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates lied about being robbed at gunpoint by a fake cop. Instead, the drunk and disorderly swimmers reportedly vandalized a gas station bathroom and urinated on the floor. And when confronted by an armed gas station security guard, they paid a $50 fine and went on their merry way. But soon after their shameful rouse was exposed thanks to an investigation and the gas station’s video surveillance, Lochte fled the country. Two other swimmers were allowed to leave Brazil after initially being pulled off their flight for questioning. And a fourth swimmer agreed to make an $11,000 donation to the country in order to leave.
But what about Lochte? Why isn’t he being held accountable? An International Olympic Committee spokesman initially said, “No apologies from him or other athletes are needed. We have to understand that these kids came here to have fun. Let’s give these kids a break. Sometimes you make decisions that you later regret. They had fun, they made a mistake, life goes on.”
Days later, however, Lochte finally offered an Instagram apology where he rationalized his behavior, saying, “It’s traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country—with a language barrier—and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave.”
Yes, it’s clear that life goes on when you are a white athlete. Meanwhile, gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas was cyber bullied for not putting her hand over her heart during the National Anthem and for not showing enough excitement for her teammates’ victories. She issued an apology when one wasn’t even necessary. But Lochte lied to everyone, left his teammates hanging and is home tweeting about changing his hair color. White privilege at its finest.