When it comes to memorializing a member of the LGBTQ community, Google pulls out all the stops for its homepage graphics, but today, Memorial Day, Google is receiving backlash after its lackluster efforts to honor American heroes.
Google’s new gray graphic to honor those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces lacked any kind of creativity or color.
Google homepage today pic.twitter.com/oG9Y4lbJLL
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 29, 2023
Just days before Memorial Day, here’s how Google celebrated the life of Barbara May Cameron, a relatively unknown lesbian rights activist.
Today’s Google Doodle compels late lesbian rights activist Barbara May Cameron to carry the flag of anti-women and anti-lesbian ‘progress’. pic.twitter.com/3WpUG11L6T
—HeterodorxPodcast🍂🧑🦳 (@heterodorx) May 23, 2023
If you click on the Google graphic, it takes you to a page with poppy flowers that says “To all who served, thank you”.
Here’s the social media reaction to Google’s attempt to honor those who fell on the battlefield.
Hey @Google I know you are feverishly whipping up a different pride logo for each day in June, but I think you forgot that today is Memorial Day. You know…holidays honoring the dead so you can celebrate Pride for a month. It’s still early. Fix it. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/fxJ20kOnIs
— Conservative Barbie 🇺🇸👱🏼♀️ (@awakenedbarbie) May 29, 2023
I love how Google is going to create 132nd birthday murals of people no one’s ever heard of, but Memorial Day is like “ehh because we have to”. pic.twitter.com/90EDRGZOVA
— Doc Strangelove (@DocStrangelove2) May 29, 2023
Google has therefore chosen not to honor our fallen soldiers on Remembrance Day.
— Doug Mainwaring (@doug_mainwaring) May 29, 2023