Oprah interview does little to improve Armstrong’s image
Disgraced cyclist, Lance Armstrong’s highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey did little to pacify disappointed fans, who felt Armstrong could have shown more remorse and empathy, especially for people like Betsy Andreu who first accused him of using performance enhancing drugs. Social media sites were instantly filled with comments from people claiming Armstrong seemed disconnected during the interview, and that he came off as arrogant.
For Andreu, who appeared on CNN’s Anderson Cooper show, the interview with Oprah was simply not enough and Armstrong is going about seeking redemption the wrong way. Lance Armstrong accused both Andreu and her husband, a fellow cyclist, of fabricating stories about him, going as far as fighting legal battles against the couple in an effort to discredit their allegations.
Armstrong was stripped of all seven Tour de France titles and, among others, a bronze Olympic medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics for his use of banned substances to enhance athletic performance, a practice he adamantly denied for years.