CONTROVERSIAL: New iPhone Emojis To Represent A More Diverse Culture
Cupertino, CA – Following the release of the new iPhone X in November, user complaints have been flooding the message boards regarding the shocking lack of new emojis added to the system. Leading up to the debut, Apple executives had promised an exciting lineup of images that would be sure to “represent a broad range of feelings, faces and facets of life.” Instead, what consumers got was an emoji of a red scarf and a freshly baked pie amongst other duds:
Some Twitter users let Apple know they weren’t happy with lack of dietary options:
Another Twitter user took a shot at their use of low wage workers:
With discrimination and race tension at an all-time high, people expected Apple to solve this problem with wide range of emojis that would reflect all creeds, as well as those living with unique circumstances. Joseph Reber of Tomball Texas, a deep sea fisherman who lost both of his arms during a bar fight, was extremely disappointed with the new emojis. His comment on his personal Facebook, which got 2 likes, says it all:
The negative backlash sparked a rapid release of 12 new, “more inclusive” emojis to be revealed next month. Execs handpicked an all-star creative team filled with a diverse group, with the exception of white males, to front the project, even going so far as to include design input from big name celebrities like Ru Paul, Cardi B and Marli Matlin. Here is a look at some of the new rumored icons:
The emojis are set for release on February 11th, which is also known as “Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day“!