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The Racist Michelle Obama Photo And WTF Is Up With Google?

November 25th, 2009 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

HuffPo reports today that the racist Michelle Obama photo depicting the First Lady as a monkey which appeared at the top of Google Images search results has been taken down by its host site.

The removal of the photo from “Hot Girls” was accompanied by an apology in Chinese and English:

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The Chinese reads:

THIS IS THE TEXTBOOK DEFINITION OF “DISGRASIAN.” DIANA AND JEN, I’M BEGGING YOU, PLEASE DON’T SHOVE YOUR BOOTS UP MY RECTUM.

And sure enough, the offensive image no longer comes up first or second in a Google Images search on any SafeSearch setting. There has been, however, one disturbing new development. Now, when you type “Michelle Obama” into a Google Images search with SafeSearch set to either “Moderate” or off, you’re offered this “Related search” option:

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Jesus, Google. Who’s writing your awesome algorithms? You’re gonna have to take out a whole other ad to explain away this whatthefuckery.

[HuffPo: Michelle Obama Pictures UPDATE: Offensive Image REMOVED, Google 'SORRY' (PHOTO)]

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The Racist Michelle Obama Photo And Why You’re Better Off Hangin’ With Internet Pervs

November 24th, 2009 | 4 comments | Posted by Jen

Google‘s taken out ads on its own site to explain why, when you do a Google Images search of “Michelle Obama,” one of the first pictures you pull up is a disgustingly racist one depicting FLOTUS as a monkey.

Here’s a screengrab of both the photo and Google’s “Offensive Search Results” ad-response:

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Click on the ad, and you get this explanation for the image:

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