Yes to this.
There aren’t that many gorillas left in the world. There are probably many more racist posts than actual pictures of gorillas. Now word is out that you can get Google to misdiagnose images, there are probably a lot more deliberately mislabeled images.
Google’s art is in getting the software to train itself. In their ocean of data there is no clear parameter you can change to identify people as gorillas. The best you can do is to pick up the cases identified as ‘gorilla’ and try to double-check them somehow. Meanwhile, your image database is getting contaminated, possibly by racists, but also by images from the original news story. And you are still making mistakes and getting complaints. Or you pull the ‘gorilla’ category and it stops.
If they can count a particular sort of mislabelled image, then it would be interesting to see whether there has been a shift from labelling ‘gorilla’ to ‘chimpanzee’ since this story broke. That would actually show racists at work.