Protesters stormed the stage after Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s appeared on “Dancing with the Stars”. ABC News reported that two men got on the ballroom dance floor and at least four other people yelled anti-Lochte chant.
“Excuse me. Hey, back off,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said as Lochte’s dance was replayed. The broadcast immediately went to commercial and viewers were left wondering what had occurred.
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) September 13, 2016
Two suspected Lochte protesters were led away in handcuffs. They both wore T-shirts that contained a red circle with a slash going through the word Lochte. One man called Lochte “a liar.”
A spokesperson for the company that produces “Dancing with the Stars,” told CNN that “the matter is now being handled by the authorities.”
— Sandra Gonzalez (@TheSandraG) September 13, 2016
When the show returned from the four-minute break, host Tom Bergeron thanked security for their quick intervention.