As GQ so kindly stated, among the leaders of the world, there is also "a collection of people so uninspiring that we should round them all up and stick them on an iceberg."
Lucky for us, the magazine compiled a list of 25 of these great souls, honoring them as the Least Influential People Alive. And you might be shocked to see who made the (unfortunate) cut—ahem, Mitt Romney.
Oh, and they also note, "that these folks are ranked in no particular order, because all zeros are created equal."
So, yes, Romney was the first to pop up, but it wasn't totally because he lost the presidential election (although GQ did mention that "voting for Romney is like hooking up with the last single person at the bar at 4 a.m."). According the the mag, Mitt made this list because he embodied "every black stand-up comedian's impression of a white person."
He might have won numerous gold medals, rocked an American flag grill and added the word "jeah" to our vocabulary, but that apparently doesn't make Ryan Lochte influential. In fact, those are all reasons why Lochte is on this list.
Madonna's seeming mid-life crisis, which she proudly showed off on stage by flashing the audience and wearing risqué outfits, is what brought her into this group of fine people. As the mag says, "It's time for you to stop putting out aggressively bland comeback albums and make room for Ke$ha and Katy and the other 800 female artists out there who change outfits every five minutes to distract people from their terrible singing."