Friday, February 7, 2014

Google Doodle and the Sochi Olympics LGBT skirmish!

Google just dissed the Sochi Olympics in one major way. When I first looked at the Google doodle today, I was disappointed, it's not even creative.... Then upon entering the engine I realized that, when stripped from the players and the gimmicks, it's actually a rainbow flag, a known emblem for the LGBT community. What's with Russia issuing those anti-gay laws (basically prohibiting propaganda of gay views to youth or whatever they called them) and the Sochi mayor declaring there were no gays in Sochi (Ahmedinejad already diclared this about the whole of Iran so at least the Sochi mayor was focusing on one town) this comes as a major skirmish from Google. Under the image, Google relied on the Olympic charter to indicate: "The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play."
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