Al Roker went off on Ryan Lochte's lies and the whole internet blew up
Today Show co-host Al Roker in a heated conversation about Olympic simmer Ryan Lochte (Screen capture)

Twitter and other social media hubs are buzzing after the Today Show's Al Roker got very, very real on the topic of Ryan Lochte.


Roker said what many are thinking, that if the blond swimmer was black or Latino, he would not be getting the light treatment he's currently enjoying after he and members of the U.S. Olympic swim team embarrassed themselves and the country in a fabricated holdup incident in Brazil.

“He lied. He lied to you. He lied to Matt Lauer," Roker fumed. "He lied to his mom. He left his teammates hanging while he skedaddled...There was no robbery. There was no pull-over. There was nothing. Nobody cocked a gun to his head. He lied!”

Co-host Billy Bush made the mistake of telling Roker to "calm down."

By the end, Roker was left stirring his on-air cocktail, scowling.

Twitter erupted:

Ebony magazine Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux responded to a tweet announcing that Lochte would be interviewed by Matt Lauer in his first post-scandal appearance by saying, "Al Roker deserves a seat at this table."

BuzzFeed Culture's Executive Editor Saeed Jones said, "Al Roker is all of us."

Author Clint Smith said, "Al Roker look more fed up then when you make your mama repeat herself after she asked you to do something."

And more:

Watch a version of the Roker video edited to sound like a game show:

Watch the original segment, embedded below: