Gone Bananas?

A picture of President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama photoshopped to include a banana was tweeted by Irina Rodnina.  Despite the fact that humans come from humans, the piece of fruit has historically been used to suggest that persons from Africa or of African descent derived from apes.[1]  Rodnina is an MP from Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party and a triple Olympic champion figure-skater.


[1] The theory of human evolution suggests that all human beings originated from hominids or “great apes.” Thomas Huxley’s 1863 publication Evidence as to Man’s Place in Nature is apart of the first debates on the subject.

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