Michael Phelps Didn’t Race a Real Shark and People Are Madder Than a Great White
This most certainly did not live up to the hype.
Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps’ highly-publicized race against a shark fell flat Sunday night on Discovery Channel after viewers saw him go toe-to-toe (or is that toe-to-fin?) against a computer generated fish.
For whatever it’s worth, Phelps lost the race.
— Shark Week (@SharkWeek) July 24, 2017
Phelps, who’s won an astonishing 28 Olympic medals, is ready to try again.
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) July 24, 2017
While Phelps is a gracious loser, viewers were left hopping mad. No, they were running mad. Like, running out of the water when someone screams “Shark!” mad. It turned out to be the biggest blockbuster to disappoint people since Suicide Squad.
— Ryan Homler (@RHomler) July 24, 2017
— KP (@kpheland) July 24, 2017
— Lindsey Barr (@simply_lindsey) July 24, 2017
— Brooke Bond (@brookeashleyyb) July 24, 2017
Me pretending to be ok with Michael Phelps not racing a real shark pic.twitter.com/QnCF98NfBB
— Gabi Palamone (@Yo_Gabi_Gabi__) July 24, 2017
Michael Phelps not racing a real shark is like being sold Kanye tickets and then watching a Kanye hologram perform
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) July 24, 2017
i spent 60 minutes of my life watching a build up to michael phelps race a fake computer generated shark. i'm pissed
— spo (@spoyourboat) July 24, 2017
Michael Phelps not PHYSICALLY racing a shark but still having a tv special is equal to having a meeting when it coulda been an email :/
— MacKenzie Huneke (@Huenke) July 24, 2017
— Marissa Bolte (@BolteMarissa) July 24, 2017