Google is bound to have pissed off millions today with their practically non-existent acknowledgement of the events that occurred on September 11th, 2001.
Take a look at the Google homepage below, and tell me if you can even tell what they’re trying to commemorate:
A black ribbon? Not an image of the twin towers, the police and firefighters who saved countless lives that day or even the American flag?
It’s weak, to say the least — and perhaps even sinister in light of how they honor literally anything or anyone else. Let’s look through a few examples, shall we?
Here they’re honoring Yuri Kochiyama on her 95th birthday; she was a Maoist who said in 2003 that “I consider Osama bin Laden as one of the people that I admire. To me, he is in the category of Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Patrice Lumumba, Fidel Castro … I thank Islam for bin Laden. America’s greed, aggressiveness, and self-righteous arrogance must be stopped. War and weaponry must be abolished.”
Now compare the tribute one of Osama’s sympathizers received against those he killed:
The Muslim philosopher Averroes also got a colorful tribute — on his 888th birthday.
Heck, even some dancer from Bharatnatyam that I can guarantee that 99.9% of the population has never heard of got more recognition from Google on her 112th birthday than the victims of the 9/11 attacks.
Meanwhile, over at Bing …
Bing dedicates their entire background image to 9/11, while Google just well…you can see for yourselves. pic.twitter.com/v6lZpVG5dN
— Marie (@Marie_twd) September 11, 2017
Not a good look for a company’s with the unofficial slogan “don’t be evil.”