Right-wing street artist “Sabo” made headlines on Friday after he posted street art near Google’s Los Angeles offices eviscerating the technology company for recently firing an engineer who held opinions contrary to the biases of the company.
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Spotted outside Google's Venice Beach offices. pic.twitter.com/0SL2idZv0C
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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sabo plastered the art all around the Venice area of Los Angeles early Friday morning.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
The posters, some of them exceedingly large and very high up, some plastered onto bus-stop benches, some behind glass looking like official advertisements, contrast Google with Apple, distorting the latter’s catchphrase to suggest that thinking different at Google won’t produce world-changing products, it will get you fired.
The street art comes in response to an ongoing controversy surrounding Google after they fired senior engineer James Damore for circulating an internal memo that examined the realties surrounding men and women in the workplace. Damore also called for more intellectual diversity at Google, rather than just demographic diversity.
In an internal email, Google CEO Sundar Pichai explained why he fired Damore.
“To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK,” Pichai wrote.