It’s customary in American sports that the winner of a major team sports championship visits the White House in celebration of their victory.

As the LSU women’s basketball team claims the title for this year’s tourney, much is being said about the aftermath of the game when LSU star Angel Reese is seen taunting Iowa standout Caitlin Clark. In an attempt to appease both sides of the discourse around the intersection of taunting, women’s sports, and race, First Lady Jill Biden suggested that both teams visit the White House as a way of showing there isn’t any animus between both squads. However, the First Lady’s comments only further exacerbated the already polarizing topic as Angel Reese herself responded to the idea calling it a “joke.”