On June 6, 2012 Google made a doodle for the opening of the very first ever drive-in theater. Some people would seem to think that Google should have really made the doodle about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France.
Here are a few posts from fellow bloggers on the “fight” and my opinion.
“The average American high school student wouldn’t know D-Day from Green Day. This would have been a good opportunity to educate them about American and world history. Google would rather keep the kids ignorant of their country’s past.” My opinion to this is that the average, American High School student does know what that is. I, in fact, don’t know what Green Day is. Apperently (after using Google) it is a band! But saying that Google would rather keep kids ignorant of their counties past is totally terrible.. Does this person not know that Google serves countries other that the U.S. I think this person should become a teacher, so they can boss around children into learning things they want. In case they didn’t know it, America has some pretty awesome teachers out there. (Mr.Lakmann, Mr.Morris, Mrs.Runchy, Mr.Sullivan, Mrs.Ahern, Mrs.Smerud)
“Google consists of metro sexual kids that spend all day surfing the net. Wouldn’t count on them to defend a nation.” Okay, so basically this person thinks that bunching all Google employees into a corner and talking crap about them is okay. Stereotypical much? And Google is supposed to be light, not just always talking about “defending a nation”. Ludicrous
“what a shocker… Google believes the opening of the first drive-in movie theater is more significant than 75th anniversary of the Allied landing on the Normandy beaches. Google also declined to acknowledge Memorial Day because they didn’t want to offend anyone. Disgraceful, but not surprising.” It is true that Google did not want to offend anyone, and it is there choice that they did that. It is true that offending people is bad. So why would a Worldwide company want to acknowledge one country’s glory days and, another’s day from Hell?
“Pretty sure most kids know D-day. There were only like 25+ games out there based on it. Hell Call of Duty 1 and 2 had the D-day beach landings. Band of brothers? Heard of the History Channel? Google already educates the masses what more do you want from them? You want Google to take care of your 6 kids?” I love this person, because they speak the truth. I mean come on is Google seriously supposed to be a history teacher too!? You can type in any question in the world and it has an answer. I also love how this person asks if they should take care of your six children. That is just hilarious. This person obviously understands that people have their own choice and if you do not like it then tough.. They also understand that Google cannot and should not be held accountable if a child in the U.S doesn’t know what D-Day is.
I am not saying that children shouldn’t know what D-Day is. But, Google is its own company and has the right to do whatever the Hell it wants and, for its own reasons. So getting all freaked out about this and stereotyping Google employees because you are mad, is not okay. Chill out.