Some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment turned to their mobile devices and preferred social networks to give the media quotes and reactions to Lance Armstrong’s high profile interview with Oprah on Thursday night.
The evening not only brought in juggernaut ratings for Oprah, but massive social media activity pertinent to the legendary but now-disgraced cyclist.
In response to Armstrong’s candid admission to having consistently “doped” during his career, here are some of the most talked-about reactions on Thursday from more than a few well-known individuals.
CNN host Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan): “What a snivelling, lying, cheating little wretch @lancearmstrong revealed himself to be tonight. I hope he now just disappears. #LiveWrong”
Cyclist Jonathan Vaughters (@Vaughters): “A good first step…”
Author David Walsh (@DavidWalshST): “First reaction is Oprah began the interview brilliantly with her series of ‘yes or no’ questions. It felt good to hear him admit to doping.”
IndyCar driver Rahal Graham (@GrahamRahal): “Watching Lance’s interview. Man, like so many this guy was a hero. Guess I can take his signed TDF worn jersey off my wall.”
Soccer star Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13): “Just wasted an hour and half of my life doing what probably half of Americans just did #annoyed”
Did you react to Lance Armstrong’s interview on Twitter? If so, what did you have to say?