Social media social justice warriors accused “Today Show” host Billy Bush of using “white privilege” after he got into a wild back and forth with Al Roker over Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s robbery story.
Bush said he believed Lochte might have lied about “some details” but that it was a misunderstanding, which caused Roker to about lose his mind.
“He lied. He lied to you, he lied to Matt Lauer, lied to his mom,” Roker said. “He left his teammates hanging, while he skedaddled.”
“Sure he embellished,” Bush said.
“No, no no!” Roker shot back. “He didn’t embellish, he lied.”
It got so tense that at one point Bush had to ask Roker to “calm down.”
“Black Twitter” loved Roker’s rant.
Not only did several attribute Bush’s defense of Lochte to “white privilege,” one said Roker scored “black points” during the argument.
— deray mckesson (@deray) August 20, 2016
Al Roker accumulating black points for telling the truth and stirring that $20 margarita!!! https://t.co/siESLOMvIy
— Patrick D. Shaffer (@patrickdshaffer) August 20, 2016
The way they go out of their way to defend this nonsense is ridiculous…and telling. Al Roker wasn’t having it pic.twitter.com/bIasjT1q4D
— Chalky White (@LogicalHater) August 20, 2016
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) August 20, 2016
Al Roker is having NONE of this white privilege bullshit https://t.co/UMEMyH6esC
— danny (@dannysuschrist) August 20, 2016
When did a 32 year old man lochte become a kid? Privilege Al Roker
— Imwithher (@RobertJagdeo) August 20, 2016
Poor Al Roker he couldn’t get past that white privilege his co worker was speaking
— Curly Fro Goddess ♏️ (@MonaKinkCurlz) August 20, 2016
Al Roker: He lied.
Billy Bush: Says who?
Roker: EVERYONE you arrested development white privilege poster boy. pic.twitter.com/vWuDH6VtsD
— Vanessa Contessa (@DailyContessa) August 20, 2016
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