Did Google Take Harriet Tubman Image Off Homepage Because Of Nick Cannon?

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Why did Google really take down the image of Harriet Tubman from their homepage?

To kick off Black History Month, the Internet search engine posted an image of Harriet Tubman wearing a scarf and carrying a lantern on their homepage. America’s Got Talent host, Nick Cannon was not happy with the tribute and helped stir up controversy after expressing his outrage on Instagram.

“Really Google??? This is the way we are kicking off Black History Month. #UndergroundSearchEngine #WhoApprovedThis #WhySheRockingALouieVscarf #AmIJustBeingSensitive #FeelingSomeTypeOfWay #RacistMuch.”

Nearly 24-hours after Cannon’s post, Google removed the image, but it had nothing to do with the TV host’s fury. A source for Google tells TMZ  that the tribute was removed because “Harriet was up for a full 24-hours … just like all the other Google doodle tributes.”

Harriet Tubman


  1. Just Sayin'

    February 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    The scarf that is in the Google Doodle that Harriet Tubman is wearing is actually representative of a scarf she wore in one of her pictures.

  2. Guest

    February 6, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    I guess Nick Cannon needed some publicity…..I didn’t see anything wrong with the image, maybe he should have researched images of Harriet Tubman.

  3. Jinaki

    February 8, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Yes, Nick. You’re being a bit sensitive. You might need to do some research.


  4. Apada

    February 14, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

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