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Celebrity reaction to Lance Armstrong doping admission is swift and brutal

Jan 15, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT

Oprah Interviews Lance Armstrong Getty Images

So Lance Armstrong is going to come clean (sort of) in an interview with Oprah on Thursday. This has barely raised an eyebrow among the populace … no wait, everyone’s talking about it. And by everyone, I mean celebrities from Harry Shearer and Liz Phair to Dick Vitale and Chad Johnson. And of course Donald Trump. Is there a more diverse cross section of humanity than that?

Well, we have yet to hear from the animal kingdom. Lassie had no comment.

But the human reaction to Armstrong’s (supposed) admission of PED guilt has been pretty unforgiving, with a generous helping of humor. Because when someone denies over and over that he took performance enhancers, and then proceeds to make life miserable for those who say he did, and then says “Oops, forget all that,” then sometimes all you can do is laugh.

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That’s a possibility we should not ignore. Anyway, onward with the celebrity reaction.

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Lizz Winstead is the co-creator of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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Buzz Bissinger (author of Friday Night Lights) says he was wrong to believe in Armstrong.

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  1. klownboy - Jan 15, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Sure he used his winnings for cancer research and helping cancer survivors, but let’s just call Armstrong for what he is: a cheater who excelled above the other cheaters in an irrelevant sport.
    http://wp.me/p1gCK6-zo

    • zacksdad - Jan 16, 2013 at 3:37 PM

      How much money did he make from LiveStrong. How much money did friends and family make off it. Yes it did help a lot of people, but did it also pay his family and friends.

  2. skids003 - Jan 16, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    90% of these so called ‘celebrities” have done far worse than him. Hypocrits. And Coin Quinn? Who’s he?

    • jimguida - Jan 16, 2013 at 11:55 AM

      Who is Coin Quinn? Probably someone who can handle a keyboard in public better than you. “Hypocrits,” indeed.

    • tyler4richardson - Jan 16, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      Hahahahaha, I love Colin. Colin Quinn is a comedian and 100% twitter troll. He has never typed anything he actually means or believes on that site, instead he purposely makes posts that will anger people enough that they respond to him. 90% of the people who read his twitter don’t realize he is trolling them and it is hilarious.

  3. tyler4richardson - Jan 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Okay, now that this is out of the way, can we all go back to the good ole days when we didn’t care about pedal bike races?

  4. eugenesaxe - Jan 16, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Funny how anyone can have a “reaction” to something that hasn’t happened yet…But yeah, odds are said “apology” will be a joke.

  5. sasquash20 - Jan 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Lance Armstrong is a POS. What he did to the people around him over all this is 10x worse then the actual doping. He is a egotistical maniac who doesn’t feel for other people. He is a scum bag.