Manti Te’o has spoken! On Thursday afternoon, his highly-publicized, on-camera interview with Katie Couric aired for the first time on Couric’s daytime TV talk show Katie—just one week after Deadspin published a report indicating that Te’o’s “girlfriend” Lennay Kekua was a hoax perpetrated by a man named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. And, during the sit-down, Te’o spoke about a number of different things. He reiterated the fact that he was not in on the hoax, told Couric that he is not gay (after she asked), and talked about how hard it was for him to tell his parents about Kekua when she popped up last month after reportedly “dying” back in September.
So, how did the interview go over with the public? Well, all you need to do to understand the impact that it had on people is to look on Twitter. That’s what we did, and, in doing so, we put together a list of The 25 Craziest Twitter Reactions To Katie Couric’s Interview With Manti Te’o. From those who expressed that they still have questions about Te’o’s story to those who wondered why an interview like this even needed to happen in the first place, the reactions to Couric’s grilling of Te’o varied. Click through and check them out now.