1. Google has been playing around with its Doodles since the World Cup started, and they’ve mostly been cute and playful, but Wednesday’s image is a bit tone deaf. The Doodle depicts a favela — or slum — where the letter “L” is playing with a ball by itself.
2. In favelas, people live in extreme poverty with lack of services, and they are often afflicted by severe crime and violence.
4. Many have complained on social media, pointing out that trying to make poverty look cute is insensitive.
11. Google has declined to comment.
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