Google's Pro Gay TV Commercial Sparks Online Hate Debate

May 18, 2011 • 8:28 am | comments (31) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google Gay PrideGoogle has been known to be very proud to support homosexual causes, they have been doing so for years. You'd think most people who would use Google would know this but actually many don't.

It took a Google Chrome TV commercial named It Gets Better to teach some long term Google search users that Google is very supportive. But it also lead many of those who are against it to leave Google as a search engine.

Here is the commercial:

Forget about the comments in the video page on YouTube, but overall most people 'liked' the video with 11,000 plus likes and under 1,000 dislikes.

There are at least three threads at Google Web Search Help with some really strong words against Google and the commercial.

One person said:

I was completely and utterly disgusted to see your new pro-gay commercial. Gays aren't the only ones who commit suicide, you know.

In one thread, a Google responded to some criticism suggesting:

I welcome you to share your thoughts on that video directly by visiting the URL that rustybrick posted. You'll find a lively discussion there.

In 2008, Google colorized the Google sidebar with gay colors to show support. Plus, you can find Google support at many Gay Pride parades.

I am sure Google simply does not care to lose any number of users over this topic. In fact, it is part of their IPO filing where they are willing to not maximize revenue to support greater causes.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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