Big Tech is on the woke wagon and you are going to conform. If you have a family with a mom and a dad and a gender-specific kid, you can forget about your emoji representation. You will assimilate. Emojipedia keeps track of all the emoji updates and changes and it seems all the recent changes involve going “gender-neutral.”
Changed in iOS 13.2: 👪 Family now displays two adults and one child – all with an ambiguous / gender inclusive appearance – instead of showing with the same design as 👨👩👦 Family: Man, Woman, Boy https://t.co/FoYZnsZnMU pic.twitter.com/ULrEvGzO5c
— Emojipedia 📙 (@Emojipedia) October 31, 2019
Is it me, or do the new Apple emojis all look like Melissa Etheridge after she got a haircut?
They also went on to show us the default “family” emojis on different platforms. Apple and Google have gone full-woke, of course. I wonder if anyone noticed they set their default to white people. If someone notices that, it’s curtains for that emoji designer.
This whole thread must be seen. It’s a collection of insanity unlike anything ever put out in public before, like this “merperson” wearing a chest binder. For real.
Because I don’t know about you, but when I’m referencing mythical non-existent creatures, I need them to be gender-sensitive. We wouldn’t want to offend any non-binary merpeople. And don’t forget genies. No one wants to get them angry.
The thread goes on like this for a very long time. There is example after example of the mass hysteria over gender that has taken over our culture presented in a non-ironic way. The best parts, as usual, are the responses.
I think we should cancel emojis after this. There’s no fixing this without an asteroid strike.
Update: While the robotic-looking androgynous family is the default on Apple and Google, Emojipedia wants you to know you can still search out a family that looks like you…for now.
ℹ️ 26 family emojis remain in iOS 13.2, only the generic family emoji has been changed, as this duplicated an existing emoji. Here are the current options: pic.twitter.com/aAGY1chbqN
— Emojipedia 📙 (@Emojipedia) November 2, 2019
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