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Protesters Try To Attack Ryan Lochte After 'Dancing With The Stars' Performance

Ryan Lochte sure knows how to make headlines.

The controversial Olympic swimmer has been all over the news recently for his infamous robbery story (yes, made up story) in Rio. Lochte claimed he and his teammates were robbed at gunpoint, when really they had vandalized a gas station and were trying to cover it up. The US Olympic Committee and USA Swimming handed Lochte a 10 month suspension for his actions.

On Monday night, however, Lochte made headlines once again. Although technically it wasn't his fault this time. After his debut on the ABC hit show, Dancing With The Stars, Lochte was listening to the judges' critiques when two men rushed the stage at Lochte. They were wearing anti-Lochte shirts while others in the audience started rude chants against the swimmer. ABC cut to commercial during the altercation, but one audience member managed to capture most of the event on their phone.


Security managed to detain the two men and get the situation under control. The show continued on as usual, but afterwards there were a lot of opinions from other cast members, including Lochte himself.

"So many feelings are going through my head right now," said the Olympic swimmer. "I'm a little hurt. You know, at that moment, I was really heartbroken. My heart just sunk. It felt like somebody just ripped it apart."

All his castmates said Lochte handled the situation well, and that they felt bad for him on his debut.

What do you think? Were these protesters justified? Or did they cross a line?

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