Google Offends Sons and Daughters with Father's Day Doodle

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Vad3K

Trolls are clearly overreacting.

It's their own fault for creating an association between a picture of a tie in place of "L" and a holiday that is meant to acknowledge fathers, and then getting upset by it.

There are far more worse pictures and text phrases on internet. Go find and complain about them instead, trolls.

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LatiosXT

Nobody got offended on Mother's Day. Maybe Google should stop with that. And with Veteran's Day too. And any other day where we revere someone who maybe close and dead.

Maybe we should stop having these days altogether.

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Holly Golightly

People are definitely over reacting. So who cares if it tells you to call your dad on Father's day from gmail? Go man up! It really isn't that serious. Of course, people are not forced to use Google. They just choose to, like they choose to have their own feelings hurt. None the less Google, keep up the good work.

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jonnyohio

Over reacting? more like trollin.

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Sediket

its Google's website why can't they put whatever they want on it, if people don't like it they don't have to visit the page, anyways its a harmless message who cares...

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Happy

"No one in the past was entirely praised or blamed, no one now is entirely praised or blamed, no one in the future will be entirely praised or blamed."  -Buddha

 

(it's just the way of the world)

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SkinnyZeroOne

Get a Life -- Wow.  My parents are long gone - it's called LIFE.  But I'm here -- & I'm a parent.  What the hell is wrong with a simple note to give your 'ol man a call on his day.  Nothing at all.  Anyone that has an issue with that is a just a Bonehead.

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lindethier

Pretty much.

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Michael Ellis

This is like getting pissed off at the ASPCA for sending fundraising e-mails after your pet dies. Grow up people! This is the typical hyper-sensitive bs that stems from our overly-litigous society that encourages people to blame others for our problems. --also I can't seem to post comments on IE9

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kmarnold

CTFO

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AnomalousEllipse

Grow the fuck up, stop trying to make everyone feel bad for you, everyone's parents are going to die eventually. It's an inevitablility of life. I'm not bitching about it, so neither should you. Just shows you how weak and obnoxious some people are, you would die in the wild you pansies.

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jorleans

WahWahWah!  I'm so upset that Google is offering me a free way of contacting my father of Father's Day.

If you're seriously upset that Google pimped one of their products on their OWN site, just turn off your computer and become an Amish farmer.  This isn't one of those fantastic browser-crashing ads that amushes you on Yahoo's site.  It's a link.  Grow up and ignore it like everyone else.

You recently lost your father?  It's a personal tragedy.  I've lost family members and I feel for you.  But don't expect a National Day of Mourning.  You had to know Father's Day was coming and that people would be taking their fathers to brunch or corporations were going to advertise their products as a great Father's Day gift.  For the vast number of people out there who still have living fathers, Google simply provided a link so that one could call from his or her computer.  Trust me, they did not do it just to insult you.

Sheesh.

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Nickompoop

Your avatar is awesome.

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kixofmyg0t

I'm offended that today is monday.

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Dark_Ronin

lmao so am i

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someuid

"IBT took offense to Google "shamelessly hawking Google Voice... If Google now wants to exploit holidays for financial gain, it can expect to lose coolness points in the eyes of the public" "

Seriously?  Where the f is this person/group during Christmas, the Martian south pole?

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gruvsf

my thoughts exactly. Google is a company, and a company's primary reason for existence is to make a profit. Get over it. Slow news day

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axiomatic

Asking a marketing asswipe to not be an asswipe is like asking a leopard to change his spots.

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Deviate

Seriously?  What's wong with these people?

And way to accuse someone of trying to "shamelessy" plug something for financial gain.... that is actually free.

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austin43

Well, they still make large amounts of money off of it, so the fact that it is free is regardless of the point.  Still, this whole situation is overblown.

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Caboose

On my birthday (June-17th), when I launched my browser and Google came up (homepage), it was a big "Happy Birthday" message in place of the traditional "Google" logo. I'm very offended that Google wished me an (automated) Happy Birthday as it reminded me that I'm getting older!

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majorsuave

Hey hey, a lot of people on earth lost their dad to death, drugs, estranged women/men or else, Is it a reason to pee on everyone else's parade? 

I don't think so.

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ChatterboxChuck

If there is one thing certain in life is death, after thousands of years of knowing this you would think humanity would accept this by now. Instead we get mad when we are reminded of something that is inevitable. I l;ove my parents and I don't even like thinking that someday I will lose them too. Nut I will not go about getting mad every mothers day, fathers day and so on.

People need to grow up already and stop being so sensitive. So mommy and daddy are gone. What? You didn't know this might happen some day? What? You can't live without mommy or daddy? Gosh, I feel for people who have already lost their parents but getting offended by something like this? Ridiculous.

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Hamburger

I'm more offended by Google's choice in color/style.  That tie is aweful! :) j/k

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lunchbox73

Gimme a break. The internet is full of truly offensive things and this ain't one of them folks!

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I Jedi

I'd say Google never, ever does another thing like this again. I mean, come on, if father's day is truly offensive, we may as well stop any Christmas logos from appearing on Google, as this might offend pegans, who also celebrate this day in their own way.

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Caboose

Not just pagans, (upset that Christians tool their winter celebration and turned it in to a religious one), but anyone that doesn't follow the christian faith or celebrate Christmas. They all too should be offended!

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codepath

Well, thanks a lot Paul Lilly. Not only did you rub in that incredibly insensitive Father's Day Google doodle, but you had to remind me of the Pac-Man doodle as well.

Although it was many years ago when I was young, I lost my father Blinky way before his time. Eaten by that horrible yellow frog.

DOESN'T ANYONE CARE BOUT MY NEEDS!?!

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Jagahati

People on the internet being offended? never!

 

All these whiners need to grow up, or if that is not possible at least shut up.

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Wingzero_x

Hell the whole concept of Fathers day, Mothers day, Sweetest Day, Valentines day, Granparents Day, Christmas...among other holidays are nothing more than corporate schemes to make money. So Google telling people to call their Dad using their service is just following suit.

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isamuelson

I can understand some might take be "hurt" if they just recently lost their father, but you just can't please everyone all the time.

I myself didn't take offense to it and actually feel there was nothing wrong by what they did.

But, that's just my opinion.

 

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praetor_alpha

If you're offended, put your money where your whiny mouth is and don't use the Internet.

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CaptainFabulous

"IBT argues that since Google is the most popular website in the U.S., it must be sensitive to as many people as possible."

Or maybe people just need to grow a pair and stop whining like an entitled 5-year old.

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TerribleToaster

Well that statement by IBT is correct. Google should appeal to the sensitives of as many (a.k.a. the majority) of its users as possible. So if the majority find this Doodle to be non-offensive, they better go with that group and not the minority.

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TerribleToaster

Waiting for word of lawsuits from Tennessee...

 

Seriously though, if you are going to take issue with the Google voice thing  because it "exploit[s] holidays for financial gain", why not just take issue with the idea of using your company’s logo to celebrate a holiday?

 

And then you have the users complaining about Google because it reminded them of unwanted memories of their father or lack thereof? Because it is Google's fault that it was Father's Day?

As the saying goes:

"Life's tough, get a helmet."

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ftldelay

I lost my dad when he was only 53 and I don't feel the slightest bit offended by the Google Doodle.  People need to quit wearing their feelings on their sleeves and grow up.  We're a society full of whining, complaining pansies.  I think the Doodle is a good reminder for those who still have their dads - to cherish every moment while they still can.

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BaronOvHell

Same here, he was about the same age. I agree with your post 100%

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eikichi

Ridiculouse on all accounts.  Is Google not a business?  Are they not in business to make a profit?  Don't most businesses need to advertise?

And as for "the painfull reminder", give us a break.  Maybe you'd like to complain to the greeting card industry who shamelessly promotes Father's day cards every year.  Or the calendar manufacturers who tactlessly remind you every year that you no longer have a father every time you check to see what day it is in June.

I think some people would complain that their ice cream was cold...

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cj100570

+2

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Ickabod16

+1

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D00dlavy

Overreacting.

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Neufeldt2002

Agreed.

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