Google Map enthusiasts discovered the rude note and believe it may have been left after the property owner's request to blur it from above was rejected.
Google Map Users Spot Man's Rude Message On Roof After Site Didn't Blur His Home
Google Map users with eagle eyes noticed an X-rated rant on the roof of a residence, and they concluded that the owner was angry since his request had been turned down.
After a rude sign on the roof was picked up by satellites, a screenshot of the home, which is modeled after Neese Lane in Moss Point, Mississippi in the United States, was published on the online forum Reddit.
People commenting on the post said that the owner had expressed outright displeasure after his request to have Google's images of his house obscured was denied.
Although it is not blurry on satellite, the property is blurred when viewed on Street View.
For privacy reasons, Google does offer to blur homes on Street View, but it cautions that once it blurs your home, "it is permanent."
Unexpectedly, this is not the first time homeowners have complained about Google; a different user recently found a man's offensive message in his garden.
The homeowner has written "F**k you" on the roof since they don't want their home's satellite photos to be blurry either.
Posting their finding, the Reddit user said: "They've had their property image blurred from StreetView as well... hah!.”
"What's funny is that, while you can't see it clearly, it looks completely different on Apple Maps satellite view... like it says something else.”
"Actually... looking at it in Bing Maps, it looks the same as Apple Maps... like the paint ran after a while and makes it look messed up.”
"EDIT: Looking again on DuckDuckGo, looks like they were or are trying to change it to say "EAT S**T"... hah."
In response, another Reddit user commented: "I imagine they had Google blur their house on StreetView (ya know, for privacy) but Google wouldn't do it for Satellite View, so this was the homeowner's response."
According to Google, satellite imagery is not blurred by the company; instead, this is done by other providers.
A wide variety of imagery suppliers, including those from the public, government, commercial, and private sectors, are used to create Google Earth, and occasionally, photographs are blurred before they are made accessible to Google.
A Google spokesperson told the Daily Star: "Google does not itself blur satellite imagery.”
"Google Earth is built from a broad range of imagery providers, including public, government, commercial, and private sector sources – some of which may blur images before they supply it to us.”
"Such imagery is commercially available on the market (including to other map services) from third party providers.”
"Any inquiries should be directed to that provider."