The Internet Feels Robbed Because Michael Phelps Didn't Really Race A Shark
I think we all understand pretty well just how good of an athlete Michael Phelps is and has been and when The Discovery Channel began advertising for their very beloved Shark Week that Michael Phelps was going to race a great white shark to determine who was faster, apparently a lot of people thought they would literally race side by side. I'm sure The Discovery Channel got pretty creative with their advertisements but one would think some common sense would suggest that this would be insanely unsafe. Yet as the reality hit that Michael Phelps would swim alongside a simulated shark and the shark would be timed in a safe place away from Phelps, Twitter erupted in controversy.
Many fans felt cheated as if The Discovery Channel had lied to them. Whether their feelings are valid or not is certainly up for debate, but one thing is for certain: the tweets are amazing. Completely serious here folks, these will be some of the funniest tweets of the entire year. Have a look for yourself at the 14 best ones we could find!
Here's what all the hullaballoo was about anyway.
People LOVE Shark Week.via:Discovery
1. Famous Shark Footage
This flawless response to the great debacle.
People had to emphasize how important this Shark Week event was to them. This is a great example.
3. To be fair...
This actually looks pretty good, honestly. Check out this awesome video on the next page!
Advantage: shark pic.twitter.com/mwaPRGFhHH— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 24, 2017
4. The Moment.
It's as if Twitter unanimously did this.
5. Throw out common sense and logic!
They were really disappointed.
Trying to throw all your energy into scolding The Discovery Channel instead of thinking about how dangerous it would have been.
7. U Mad, Bro?
Twitter is hella mad.
8. Well, at least a few people got bashful.
It takes a lot of courage to be timid in times such as these.
Should I feel silly that I thought Michael Phelps would actually be racing a shark??...in the water with an actual shark— Alex Holley (@AlexHolleyFOX29) July 24, 2017
9. ...Did... did you expect something else?
You really expected a human being to SWIM alongside one of the ocean's most vicious predators? Okay...
Turns out “Michael Phelps races a shark” was really just “Michael Phelps swims alone and then compares his time to a shark’s time.”— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) July 24, 2017
11. Imaginations ran wild.
Totally logical response.
12. I see what you did there.
13. AND HE STILL DIDN'T WIN?!
Whelp, what was the point!?
MICHAEL PHELPS LOST TO THE SHARK pic.twitter.com/KQ0YBH7Clz— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) July 24, 2017
14. But that doesn't stop him...
People on the internet can be hilarious. Namely people on twitter! Every day we look for a reason to laugh but these 12 women have laid some hilarious tweets at our computer screens this last week and they're just, quite frankly, too funny not to share.