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WATCH AND CRINGE: Ryan Lochte’s Viral Popularity Draws Attention To Sister Megan’s 2008 Racist Attempt At Comedy

After video of news anchors busting into hysterics over a disastrous interview with Ryan Lochte went viral, the spotlight is again turning on Ryan’s sister Megan, whose horrible attempt at being funny relied on a racist rant against the Chinese.

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Megan LochteAfter 2013 video of news anchors busting into hysterics over a disastrous interview with Ryan Lochte went viral, the spotlight is again turning on Ryan’s sister Megan, whose horrible attempt at being funny back in 2008 relied on a racist rant against the Chinese.

In what is an important lesson of ‘the internet is forever,’ the video began being circulated again.

In 2008, Megan accompanied her brother to Beijing Olympics, and returned to the United States to make an appearance on a show called Closing Time TV, on which, as far as the clip suggests, she was a regular.

In a sit-down interview discussing her trip, she continally makes remarks poking fun of the Chinese people, calling them ‘ch*nks’ throughout.

She later apologized for the incident, saying she was in character, and that she didn’t mean those jokes in seriousness.

The problem is, the ‘character’ she was playing was named ‘Megan Lochte’, and she seemed, for all pracitcal purposes, to be playing herself. So the racist element she was ‘adding’ was apparently ‘the racist version of herself.’

Another problem: the jokes just weren’t funny. IF they were jokes, they were bad, unfunny, jokes that weren’t clear enough to the audience to be jokes.

Watch the video, and read the ‘explanation’ below.

After the video resurfaced the first time, Megan released a statement:

“During that time, I played a character on a television comedy show called Closing Time TV, which was a show with different comedy skits, fake news skits and staged interviews … The video in question reflects a skit from the show in which I acted as an ignorant guest on a talk show that made ignorant comments.”

She also said:

“I do see how it was highly offensive to the viewer … But as seen by today’s widespread outrage, it clearly did increase awareness of the ignorance of those who are racist.”

It’s hard to say whether she is just not funny or not that smart in agreeing to take on such an unlikable character in the skit… because even though the video is more than eight years old, people are still not laughing.

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AWKWARD: Ross Didn’t Like His Pet Monkey On ‘Friends’?!?

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Remember back in the 90’s on Friends when Ross got a pet monkey while living in New York City and no one batted an eye? Those were truly simpler times. Here in the jaded 2019, we just discovered that David Schwimmer didn’t like working with that monkey and now I don’t know what to believe anymore.

Last night, Matt LeBlanc stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his latest sitcom, Man With A Plan, but it was his chat about a particular Friends star that has the internet buzzing. When Jimmy Kimmel coyly asked if Matt keeps in touch with Marcel the monkey (who is actually named Katie in real life), Matt shared a nugget of information that I wasn’t prepared to ingest. David Schwimmer did not like working with the monkey!

“I liked the monkey! I like animals, and the monkey was really cool. Schwimmer… Not so much. He’s the one that had to work with it the most, so he was like, ‘Again with the monkey?’ But I got along great with it.”

Ouch. Right in the nostalgia. Apparently Katie the monkey wasn’t always the most cooperative co-star as Matt recounted the time she forced taping to come to a complete halt when she climbed above the lighting grid to hang out on the ceiling. It took about thirty minutes and a few mealworms to finally get the monkey back down to the set! Talk about a diva.

Check out the fun interview below! Click ahead to 3:05 mark to hear all about the monkey business.

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VIDEO: The 38 Seconds Of Video Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Jade Is Regretting Right Now.

In a video from last year, Loughlin’s daughter says she will balance trips to Fiji and NYC into her school calendar, “doesn’t know how much of school (she is) going to attend” but she wants the experience of game days, partying, and “doesn’t really care about school, as you know.”

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As mom Lori Loughlin faces allegations she paid 500,000 to help get her daughter Olivia Jade into college as a member of the crew team – even sending photographs of her daughter on a rowing machine to create the impression she was an athlete – a video made by her daughter in August is making the rounds again for the embarrassing references she makes to not even caring about getting an education in the first place.

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In the video, an entitled Olivia Jade, a YouTuber followed by 2 million people on the video platform, says she will balance trips to Fiji and NYC into her school calendar, “doesn’t know how much of school (she is) going to attend” but she wants the experience of game days, partying, and “doesn’t really care about school, as you know.”

Why she hasn’t taken this video down yet completely escapes me.

Naturally, social media has unleashed upon her, although it is unclear whether Olivia Jade even know her entrance into college was a result of bribes, (if the allegations are proven correct.)

In either case, the social media celebrity had to apologize days after this video first came out, and is more than likely wishing she had taken it down entirely now…

 

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WATCH: This Champagne Tower Video Does Not End Well

This guy will have a story to tell for the rest of his life.

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