There inevitably comes a time in life when you need to find a picture of dying grandparents. But if you hasten over to old Google, you’re in for a disturbing surprise — Christina Aguilera pictures have taken over the “dying grandparents” image search, how very-well dare she.
The link between the pop singer and the expiring elderly stems from a story which, in June, claimed that Aguilera didn’t get on with her family. The Huffington Post seems to be the main culprit: it ran the headline, “Christina Aguilera Snubs Dying Grandparents, Says Estranged Uncle”. Bad luck, if you genuinely want a picture of grandparents at death’s door, you’ll have to wade through pages of Aguilera first.
Still, I can’t help but wonder if someone at Google HQ is creating these bizarre associations on purpose. If you Google image search “completely wrong”, for example, you’ll come up with a series of Mitt Romney pictures. This particular quirk supposedly came about when he admitted he was “completely wrong” for claiming that 47 per cent of Americans pay no income tax. What a dumbass. [Buzzfeed]