Day After Pearl Harbor, Google Displays Logo For Communist Diego Rivera

Dec 8, 2011 • 8:08 am | comments (19) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos

Google's Diego Rivera Logo

Today, December 8th, Google has a worldwide logo for Diego Rivera. The logo is beautiful, showing off the spirit and work of the well-known artist, Diego Rivera. He was born 125 years ago on December 8, 1886 in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico and died on November 24, 1957 in Mexico City at the age of 70.

He is most well known for his murals painted across Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City. But he was also known as being an active communist, which is what is upsetting some Americans.

If you look at the Google Doodle forum you will see post after post with complaints that Google didn't have a logo for the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks yesterday and to make matters worse, they had a logo for a communist the day after. They feel it is a slap in American's faces.

One Google user said in a Google Web Search Help post:

While Diego Rivera is a great artist, today is a day supposed to be set aside to remember those that fell that day 70 years ago when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. So today to see you honor Rivera and yet not mention the thousands that fell on this day 70 years ago saddens me. Usually I love your doodles, but, today I just found it sad that the decision you made was to go with an artists birthday and not honor those brave men and women that perished on this day 70 years ago.

To be fair, Google does not post logos for sad events and Pearl Harbor is one of those sad events.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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