Google Cesar Chavez doodle on Easter ignites furor

Twitter is lighting up with a backlash against the choice from prominent Christians.

Google has drawn the ire of many Christians with today's Easter Sunday doodle. Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET

Twitter is lighting up with tweeps questioning Google's choice of doodle for this Easter Sunday. The main search page today features no mention of the Easter Bunny, brightly colored eggs (which are on full, beautiful display on Bing), or Jesus, but instead commemorates what would have been the 86th birthday of labor leader and activist Cesar Chavez.

Just to be clear, I don't feel strongly about Google's choice. Chavez, Jesus and the Easter Bunny all seem pretty cool to me. But Glenn Beck and other prominent Christians are tweeting their disbelief.

Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET

Dana Perino of Fox News also tweeted her disapproval:

I thought the Chavez-google thing was a hoax or an early April Fool's Day prank...are they just going to leave that up there all day?

Some tweeters go so far as to threaten switching to Bing.

I've reached out to Google for comment and will update this post when I hear back.

 

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