I’m surprised. I expected to find all kinds of negative reports on Google’s August 7 Olympics hurdle logo, but it didn’t happen
“This is not the first race related controversy of the Olympic games. NBC drew criticism when it aired a monkey gymnastics ad right after Gabby Douglas’ win. NBC later provided an explanation, but not an apology:
“So are these racial incidents somehow related? It is hard to tell whether these incidents are instances of subtle racism, or whether it’s all just a bit overblown,” adds the story,
“In a brief debate which ensued between two Twitter users- @riddlemepissed said to @Benjo_t, “Are you suggesting that is it not a watermelon. I guess you need to see him win a bucket of fried chicken to get it.”
But, “Other Twitter users did not see any racist undertones to the doodle.
@Miss_Talie said, “Wait a minute. People are saying Google’s doodle is racist. You Twitter Wannabe Black Panthers need to give me a d*mn break.”
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