Poor Ryan Lochte! Jeah, he's an easy target, and we are kind of confused why he's getting his own E! reality TV show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, but two FOX 29 Philadelphia morning show anchors really mocked the poor guy on air. Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones had a video feed interview with Ryan, joking a bit with him on air, but joking more after the interview was over.
At one point, Mike asked Ryan what a woman could say to him to get his attention. Ryan just responded with silence, trying to come up with an answer. At the end of the interview, Sheinelle said, "I look forward to What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" and Mike added, "OK, Ryan, good luck to you! We'll be watching." After Ryan signed off, they collapsed into laughter.
Mike: "Seriously? How are they going to get enough material?" Sheinelle couldn't even speak from laughing. "What was the question that stumped him? ... Seriously how are they going to put together like 13 weeks of programing?'' Sheinelle: "He's so cute."
He's easy to laugh at, but Ryan was probably sitting there doing interview after interview for outlets across the country. Then the second he signs off, behind his back, these anchors laugh at him. Fair or foul? It's not terribly professional to be so Mean Girls about someone who can't respond. Then again, it's Ryan Lochte and he did sign up for a reality TV show playing off how much of a lovable doofus he is. So... fair game?