Google posted a “Google Doodle” of Harriet Tubman for Black History Month and as soon as I saw it, I was proud. It displayed a cartoon version of Harriet, holding a lantern. What was mean to be an iconic image, catalyzing a declaration of pride, outrage spread across the internet as people began sharing the striking image. But it was Nick Cannon’s Instagram of disdain that gained the most attention.

“Really Google??? This is the way we are kicking off Black History Month. #UndergroundSearchEngine #WhoApprovedThis #WhySheRockingALouieVscarf #AmIJustBeingSensitive #FeelingSomeTypeOfWay #RacistMuch”

TMZ is reporting that Google doesn’t think it did anything wrong. And sources claim that Google did not remove Harriet Tubman from the Doodle “early” to moderate backlash after Nick’s social media outburst. Apparently, all Google Doodles stay up for 24-hours and Harriet was up for that amount of time. So Nick Cannon does not get to be the man who single-handedly battled nonexistent racism.

Hey Nick Cannon–this is what Harriet Tubman looks like, soooo…there’s no racism in the cartoon. Slaves looked like slaves, so the Doodle is pretty accurate.

Harriet Tubman


Harriet Tubman, a Civil War abolitionist, is credited with rescuing more than 300 slaves via the Underground Railroad after she herself escaped from slavery, and began her life as a free woman in Philadelphia in 1849.

My biggest question is–Black History Month is a short month, and there’s enough amazing Black history to offer an entire month of inspirational Google Doodles. There is no Google Doodle at all today, nor was there one yesterday or the day before. Now that is something worth complaining over.

Are you offended by Harriet Tubman’s Google Doodle or proud?


8 thoughts on “Nick Cannon Is Outraged By Harriet Tubman Google Doodle For Black History Month

  1. Whoever wrote this article should be fired. How did you draw the conclusion that Nick cannon was talking about the image of the doodle? What made you ASSUME that he was talking about how Harriet Tubman looked? Please show me in his Instagram message, the proof of this? What the joke about the louis V scarf? The journalist who wrote this is pathetic and was asleep in class when told HOW TO BACK YOUR ARTICLE WITH LEGIT SOURCES!! You took the time to write an article based off of “really google this is the way we are kicking off black history month”. If anything it makes more logical sense that Nick Cannon is just continuing to add more fuel to the statement he made recently about always acknowledging our past as Slaves, why not acknowledged our past as Kings and Queens, creators of mathematics, first creators of medicine suck as Imhotep, scientist, lets talk about people like Mansu Musa who was the richest man ever, a Black man. There is history to us outside of slavery. More than likely that’s what he is referencing. Reach out to the source Black America, Im pretty sure you all can see what Nick has to say. Smh

    • I think you’re way off on why Nick Cannon wrote that statement. The article posted exactly what he wrote. But I agree with you completely on there being black history outside of slavery. We need to hear about more black inventors and scientists in history instead of the same slave stories every year. Slavery happened and we don’t want to forget it but it shouldn’t take up 90% of the discussion when talking about black history. Had Nick Cannon been clearer and said something like that, I could’ve gotten behind him.

  2. Nick is clearly unknowledgeable about that which he claims to be #FeelinSomeTypeofWay about. He’s supposed to be ‘all about education’. It would seem fundamental, therefore, that he gets one about our people’s past.

  3. C. Diane Goodwin on said:

    I loved it!! It’s an update to may be catch the youth’s attention. The youth of the last generation (70’s &80’s) don’t have the knowledge we of the 50’s – 60’s have and don’t have an interest. Our people stopped talking and passing stories of the slavery days and some of them don’t believe it ever happened. We should show Roots and other historical movies at least once every year. Schools definitely need to be teaching it.

  4. Soooo Nick Cannon’s outrage has probably cancelled any future Doodles depicting true images of our black heritage – so who’s the winner in this game – certainly not us and if we complain about the lack of, they will respond with our so called outrage.

  5. Bernadette on said:

    People need to be more mindful and know what they are talking about before tweeting and inserting foot. Celebrity or not! People please be careful of which band wagon you jump on. Wishing all an educational Black History Month.

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