In an apparent a clear snub to President Barack Obama, Russia chose a politician and former Olympian who publicly made a racist joke about Obama and the first lady to light the torch for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Irina Rodnina, who lit the torch, tweeted a picture in the fall that appeared to show the first couple staring longingly at a banana while attending a basketball game. The tweet was sent without comment, and deleted after American officials grew angry. Still, she refused to apologize for the incident.

Wasn't sure if this was posted and I apologize if it was. I can't keep up with all the creeps in the world.