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Harriet Tubman Wasn't Removed Over Backlash

2/4/2014 10:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nick Cannon got fired up about Google's Black History Month tribute featuring Harriet Tubman -- and sparked some outrage on the Internet -- but the company doesn't think it did anything wrong ... TMZ has learned.

If you missed it, Google's homepage on February 1st featured a doodle of the Civil War era abolitionist carrying a lantern. If you slept through your education -- Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

The image of HT, wearing a do-rag, rubbed Nick the wrong way -- he Instagrammed ... "Really Google? This is the way we are kicking off Black History Month #WhoApprovedThis"


Tubman Tribute Racist?

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Our Google sources tell us they did NOT take down the doodle early due to the moderate backlash generated in part by Cannon's IG. We're told Harriet was up for a full 24-hours ... just like all the other Google doodle tributes.

Question is: why was anyone pissed in the first place? There are plenty of actual photos of Tubman wearing a do-rag.

So, we gotta ask ...



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Can't erase history folks! Yeah, it wasn't pretty but it happened. Moving on is all we can do, or you can pout around and be a whiny baby your whole life?

79 days ago


Gee another black man crying racism.. Get over yourselves

79 days ago

Colonel Nudge    

apparently, nick cannon is one who slept through his 'education'

79 days ago


Not racist at all. I remember sitting in social studies class and seeing pictures of Tubman wearing a doo rag, having black skin, and being a woman. I am not sure what part of this offend Nickie. Maybe Google should have covered her in tats , put a doobie in her mouth, and had Nick Cannon beating the **** out of her because she didn't give him money for pimping her out.

79 days ago


Pretty funny when someone is looking for a problem and screams about it only to be shown how stupid he was in the first place.

79 days ago


Wow Nick....grow up. When I saw the tribute I knew why Google was HONORING HER because of the doodle & the 'do-rag'. There is nothing racist about it. It is 'timely'.

79 days ago

Ashy Larry    

I don't think It's racist, but I can decide if it's racist or not because I am black. Anybody else....

79 days ago


Nck Cannon is a typical stupid racist.

79 days ago


Wow Nick, get a grip. Black Women didn't have "Weave" during slavery. I am Not offended

79 days ago


Racist? No.

Race baiter? No.

Ignorant? Yes

Needs an education? Yes

Overly Politically Correct? Absolutely.

Some people just can't 'wait' for an opportunity to, so called, stand up for racism.
Really? Then also stand against reverse racism and politically charged racism.

79 days ago

Your S&M Girlfriend    

STFU Nick Cannon. What exactly have you done for Black history? I grew up in an area of Pittsburgh that was noted as an underground railway station and we knew where it was, who ran it, how it was run and always respected the history of it. I guess because the visage of Ms Tubman as she really was wan't polished enough or hoochie enough, since you seem to like them that way, didn't sit well with you. This white girl wonders which of the two of us could do better with our knowledge of Black history in America.

79 days ago


There are thousands of black icons that could have been used. This is subliminal racism.

79 days ago


I'm sure Nick Cannon has NO idea who that is. He wants a "real" heroine ... Like Beyonce!


79 days ago


I hate Ni k Cannon. He's the village idiot.

79 days ago


Nick Cannon needs to calm the F down and needs to get an education! What a dumbass!

79 days ago
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