Google has been drawing protests from some internet users who believe they should remove the Michelle Obama Ape Photo from the Google Images search engine. The picture, which is seen as racist began showing up a little while back and Google has no plans of removing the image.
While it’s true that depicting African Americans as apes is highly offensive, Google has released the following statement:
“The beliefs and preferences of those who work at Google, as well as the opinions of the general public, do not determine or impact our search results.”
In this case I have to agree with Google. While the image may be offensive, in my opinion very offensive, it’s still not illegal and Google has also promised repeatedly not to interfere with which search results they display in terms of lawful content.
Feel free to leave a comment and bitch about the photo all you want, but I’m not publishing any comments with racial slurs, so get over yourself.