Apparently some on Twitter thought Cesar Chavez was Hugo Chavez (hell, they all look alike, amirite?) (and really, click the gallery of tweets to find out how serious I am), and really resented Chavez being compared to Christ because, well, it's Easter!
Bing got it right; they put up Easter eggs. Now THAT'S how you observe a religious holiday on a search engine home page! As FoxNews notes: "A search of Google's past doodles for phrases like "Jesus" produced zero results."
Draw your own conclusions. One person on Twitter (at the link in the middle paragraph) noted it could be a Ph.D. level study in trolling Christian conservatives. There's something to that, too.
Because Christians can't be "liberal labor leaders," donchaknow?
“Google scrambled some Easter eggs yesterday. Or, more precisely, it didn’t. It would be silly and counterproductive to exaggerate Google’s eye-poke at Christians, but it would be a mistake not to consider its meanings, too,” Mitchell wrote. On Christianity’s holiest day, Easter Sunday, the Web’s hyper-dominant site’s commemorative screen was an earnestly winsome portrait of American labor organizer, Caesar Chavez.”Moving on.....
He continued: “Sure, no Christian was mocked, defamed, arrested, or persecuted. And heaven forbid any believer needs internet graphics to help bolster their faith. But hundreds of millions of Christians received the clearly intended message that Google doesn’t deign to wish them well on their sacred day. It would rather honor a liberal labor icon.”