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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"

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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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H8Kardash    

Gee another black man crying racism.. Get over yourselves

232 days ago
17.

Colonel Nudge    

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

232 days ago
18.

Bagheera    

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.

232 days ago
19.

Tazz    

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.

232 days ago
20.

Karen    

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'.

232 days ago
21.

Cartman    

Nck Cannon is a typical stupid racist.

232 days ago
22.

verlinda    

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

232 days ago
23.

Observer    

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.

232 days ago
24.

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.

232 days ago
25.

tucker    

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

Dope.

232 days ago
26.

MyBadSweetie    

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

232 days ago
27.

Jennifer    

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

232 days ago
28.

ABB    

What the hell man? If Google would have done nothing this nick cannon (who'm I had never heard of before) would have beatched too!

You're damned if you do and damned if you don't!

232 days ago
29.

buggaz    

Professional victims throwing tantrums to be noticed.

232 days ago
30.

Tom Liebengood    

Really NicK?? You should be more worried about what your wife wears! Ms Carey, although she'd like to be Marilyn Monroe, hangs out a bit too much in her tight dresses and looks ridiculous in her thigh high boots!

232 days ago
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