A number of conservatives are crying foul at Google’s lack of a “doodle” for Easter Sunday – one of the most significant Christian holidays of the year.
The Rebel’s Ezra Levant posted the following tweet, pointing out that Google creates doodles for everything, “no matter how obscure or bizarre” (more on this later).
There are Google "doodles" to mark any day or anniversary, no matter how obscure or bizarre. But nothing on Easter, naturally. pic.twitter.com/rHdd7nCl4S
— Ezra Levant 🇨🇦 (@ezralevant) April 16, 2017
Subsequently, a number of users joined in the criticism.
“But they will be all over Ramadan like a rash,” wrote @TitanicQueen. “Just watch for that one Ezra.”
@louiseallain wrote, “sad… our feast doesn’t count?”
“The globalists hate Christianity,” remarked @right_viewpoint.
“Shame,” wrote @PlimouthMA. “Where’s the doodle celebrating Easter? Is EVERYTHING under the sun EXCEPT Christianity to be celebrated?”
“@Google clearly isn’t a great fan of Christians and Christianity,” wrote @SevenGreenLions.
Of course, this is not the first time Google has come under fire for ignoring Easter.
As Newsbusters reports, the ‘controversy’ has popped up in previous years too. Last year, the company actually addressed the backlash.
“Thank you everyone for your feedback,” wrote a Google employee named AJ on the company’s feedback board. “We enjoy celebrating holidays at Google but, as you may imagine, it can be difficult for us to choose which events to highlight on our site each year.”
AJ concludes, “Google published [an Easter] doodle in 2000: https://www.google.com/doodles/happy-easter-2000
Here are a few recent doodles from Google depicting holidays the company apparently deems as more worthy of celebration than Easter.
The 56th Anniversary of Xingu Indigenous Park in Brazil
The 340th Anniversary of the Determination of the Speed of Light
The Day of the Dead
Mudik (Indonesian holiday)
Long Night Of Museums