On Thursday, Brazilian officials revealed that U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three other athletes may have lied about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio. In fact, they seem to have been caught on video fighting with security at a gas station. As the inevitable media firestorm began, model Chrissy Teigen spoke up.
I personally cannot bring myself to give two shits about Ryan Lochte's gas station fight, and this is why. https://t.co/y645DBuKQh— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 18, 2016
To clarify, she has nothing to do with either the Olympics or Syria, but is just a cool gal with opinions and 2.41 million Twitter followers she wants to use for good.
She linked to a New York Times article about 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh of Aleppo, whose disturbing photo has brought renewed attention to the thousands of children killed and injured in Syria over the last five years.
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 fuck cares— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 18, 2016
Stupid as shit gas station international incident, nope. Don't care.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 18, 2016