Why does Google celebrate every holiday but Easter?
Google decided not to celebrate Easter this year with a customary “Doodle.”
Wikipedia notes that Google first created a Doodle for Easter in 2000 but didn’t acknowledge the Christian holiday on its homepage again until 2019. The internet-based encyclopedia also notes the following:
In 2020, Google once again celebrated Easter atypically on its homepage, but not as a Doodle. An Easter egg was placed below the “Google Search” and “I’m Feeling Lucky” buttons, with hovertext indicating “Happy Easter”. When clicked, the egg led to a search results page for “Easter.”
But on Easter 2021, Google didn’t display a Doodle or an Easter egg. In fact, it did nothing. Twitter users, including One America News host Jack Posobiec, pointed it out.
Below is a screenshot of my personal computer desktop taken at 3:38 pm (PST). Notice the date and time at the top right corner.
Google’s own website touts the company’s commitment to diversity. “Our goal is to build a more diverse, inclusive, and accessible company that better represents our users,” reads the “Diversity” section.
“Google is committed to continuing to make diversity, equity, and inclusion part of everything we do—from how we build our products to how we build our workforce,” says Google.
Can a company that refuses to celebrate a holiday whose religion has over 2 billion adherents worldwide really claim to be committed to diversity?