Here’s a new online crisis you haven’t heard about yet. Likely because you’re gainfully employed. Apple is set to release a new lineup of emojis in an attempt to pacify certain crybabies demanding “natural hair” be represented online. Emojis. Hair. Outrage. This is 2017.
Guess how it’s working out for them.
While many are excited to see more diverse visuals emerge within technology, there are those who believe the look of these new tiny digital images are a little suspect.
A significant number of people questioned the actual design.
My hair does not look 👀 like that.
— Deva McLean, M.A. (@devamclean) December 6, 2017
You mean… your hair doesn’t look exactly like that of the electronic smiley?
But the rage doesn’t stop there. Here come even more puckered anuses.
What’s it going to take to get more representation? A visibly disabled person (wheelchair?) should be represented.
— Anita Smithson (@anitalynns) December 6, 2017
@TheOnlyJKey no interracial couple and/or family emoji 😒
— Alexandrea Mitchell (@hardxandy) December 8, 2017
This oppression shall not stand! Tsk tsk. Apple still hasn’t learned its lesson from the last emoji crisis (see Sexist ‘Emojis’ are Oppressing Women. Yes, Really…). Social justice wads can never be satisfied. Their collective heft should tell you that much.
It’s not all bad though. I, for one, am pleased to see Apple implementing the new Hillary emoji. It’s about time female Democrats have more representation among emoticons:
This is what happens when tech companies politicize themselves (see Apple Goes Full PC, Replaces ‘Offensive’ Gun Emoji With Squirt Gun… and Far Left Apple CEO to Wage War on ‘Fake News.’ Misses HUGE Irony.). The mouse cannot be appeased, even if you give him tofu cookies and vegan milk.
Enjoy the constant scrutiny, Tim Cook!