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The Internet Is Pissed Off At Michael Phelps For His Simulated ‘Shark Race,’ And Phelps Doesn’t Give Two Sh*ts

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After the Phelps vs. Shark race flopped on The Discovery Channel, upset fans took to Twitter to communicate their displeasure. They believed Phelps would race an actual shark, and were let down when they found out the truth. It’s as if the much-anticipated McGregor vs. Mayweather fight turned out to be a hologram battle.

The Phelps vs. Shark showdown was promoted as epic encounter between two natural beasts of the water. But as it turns out, Phelps didn’t race a real shark. The whole stunt was a computer simulation.

Michael Phelps lost the computerized race between a great white shark. But he also may have lost some fans as well. Or in the very least, annoyed the crap out of them, for whatever reason. C’mon. The special effects were pretty cool. But then again, some people don’t like being hoodwinked…

Some were straight salty about being tricked…

Michael Phelps responded to haters in a Facebook Live session. Apparently, it’s their fault for being upset. If they want to find out, they should try and race a shark themselves. It probably wouldn’t turn out for the best though…

“Everybody wants to try to pick on something or say something or complain about something. I had fun racing a shark and seeing those animals up-close and personal. If someone actually wants to get in the ocean and race a side-by-side with a great white, go ahead — you aren’t going to get the shark to swim in a straight line — and it would be interesting to see. We’ll leave it at that.”

Phelps isn’t done yet. The Olympic swimmer continued to lay into haters. Sorry if you feel that way…

“You can believe whatever you want. Everything was either presented on-air during multiple interviews that I did throughout Shark Week or the beginning of the show. Sorry you feel that way. For me, this is something I’ve always wanted to do and I was honored to be able to do it. I’m sorry that you feel that way, I feel very different.”

Is Phelps done yet? Nope…

“Some people just decide not to listen to some of the things that we do and that’s not my fault that you don’t do that. It’s pretty easy to open up your ears and listen to either what the TV is saying, what announcers are saying or what I’m saying in interviews.”

You tell ’em, champ! There’s a reason why he’s won 23 Olympic gold medals. The guy doesn’t take sh*t from anybody, whether it’s a cybernetic shark or a pack of haters on the world wide web…

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