Nick Cannon Says Google’s Black History Month Tribute Is Racist!
[TMZ] Nick Cannon got fired up about Google’s Black History Month tribute featuring Harriet Tubman — and sparked some outrage on the Internet — but the company doesn’t think it did anything wrong … TMZ has learned.
If you missed it, Google’s homepage on February 1st featured a doodle of the Civil War era abolitionist carrying a lantern. If you slept through your education — Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
The image of HT, wearing a do-rag, rubbed Nick the wrong way — he Instagrammed … “Really Google? This is the way we are kicking off Black History Month #WhoApprovedThis”
Our Google sources tell us they did NOT take down the doodle early due to the moderate backlash generated in part by Cannon’s IG. We’re told Harriet was up for a full 24-hours … just like all the other Google doodle tributes.
Question is: why was anyone pissed in the first place? There are plenty of actual photos of Tubman wearing a do-rag.
So, we gotta ask …