Ryan Lochte's debut 'Dancing With the Stars' performance was interrupted by protesters

Source: AP
Source: AP

Ryan Lochte, who was caught lying about being robbed at gunpoint during the 2016 Rio Olympics, has made his way to the Dancing With the Stars stage. But some people weren't about to let him dance off into the sunset that easily.

The swimmer, who lost out on several endorsement deals following the fallout, had just wrapped up his debut performance on the ABC dance competition when two protesters rushed the stage, the Associated Press reported. 

Lochte and partner Cheryl Burke were getting their scores when the men, wearing anti-Lochte shirts, hopped on stage. The pair was later arrested, according to the LAPD.

According to the AP, following the incident, Lochte said he felt "a little hurt, but I came out here. I wanted to do something I'm completely not comfortable with, and I did."

The Olympic gold medalist was banned from the U.S. swim team for 10 months after he spun a drunken gas station confrontation into a tall tale of him and two of his teammates being violently robbed in Rio.

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Ashley Edwards

Ashley Edwards is a news editor for Mic covering breaking and trending news. She previously worked at the New York Daily News and PIX11 News.

MORE FROM

'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later' trailer teases a '90s love fest — without Bradley Cooper

It's 1991, and the Camp Firewood gang is back on Netflix for more absurd antics.

These are the most scathing and hilarious reviews for 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

'Transformers: The Last Knight' might be the worst 'Transformers' movie of them all.

Chance apologies for "disrespecting" Dr. Dre and Aftermath on his Be Encouraged tour

The two artists are not as different as Chance once assumed.

Find out what time 'GLOW' hits Netflix

The wild new Netflix comedy is coming to small screens on Friday.

'Transformers: The Last Knight' Box Office: Looks like US fans are finally over this franchise

The film is set to post the franchise's lowest domestic opening to date.

'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later' trailer teases a '90s love fest — without Bradley Cooper

It's 1991, and the Camp Firewood gang is back on Netflix for more absurd antics.

These are the most scathing and hilarious reviews for 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

'Transformers: The Last Knight' might be the worst 'Transformers' movie of them all.

Chance apologies for "disrespecting" Dr. Dre and Aftermath on his Be Encouraged tour

The two artists are not as different as Chance once assumed.

Find out what time 'GLOW' hits Netflix

The wild new Netflix comedy is coming to small screens on Friday.

'Transformers: The Last Knight' Box Office: Looks like US fans are finally over this franchise

The film is set to post the franchise's lowest domestic opening to date.