Michael Jackson Fans Upset With Google Over "Ugliest Person in the World"

Jul 8, 2009 • 8:33 am | comments (15) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

If you conduct a Google search for ugliest person in the world today, you will see Google listing a picture of the late Michael Jackson. Here is a picture I took from this morning of the search results:

Ugliest person in the world - Google

As virtually everyone knows, Michael Jackson died on June 25th and the memorial service was yesterday. The popularity of Jackson, especially right now, with how Google ranks documents, has likely lead to Jackson's picture being listed as the number one result for that search.

A Google Web Search Help thread has one Jackson fan who is somewhat upset with Google over the listing. He said:

i'd think google would be a little nicer then that maybe put him third at least

Clearly, there was some sarcasm there, but I doubt you will see Google make any changes to that image result - at least I hope not. Not because I am not a Michael Jackson fan, that has nothing to do with it. Simply because Google has a policy of not changing the search results for things like this.

Does the search result bother you?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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