Today Google is celebrating the birthday of Cesar Chavez by honoring the American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist with a Google doodle on its homepage.
The doodle featured on Google’s homepage illustrates a photo of Chavez in the third letter, honoring him on his 86th birthday. Chavez is known for co-founding the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) along with Dolores Huerta.
In the year 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama proclaimed March 31 as “Cesar Chavez Day” to celebrate the work done by the American labor leader. Google frequently celebrates major U.S. and international holidays through the doodles, however, it is a bit surprising that the company did not want to celebrate Easter with an Easter Egg-type of doodle, since it is one of the most observed and celebrated religious holidays for Christians around the world.
Google doodles are something that users on the Internet enjoy a lot. However, in this case, the doodle has generated a lot of controversy. Users on Twitter are expressing anger over Google since the doodle features the labor leader instead of honoring the holiday. Bing, one of Google’s search engine rivals, is celebrating Easter by featuring Easter Eggs as the background image on its homepage.
Angry twitters have gone on rage and are threatening to make a switch to Bing for what Google has done. Here are some of the tweets: