Facebook drops ‘feeling fat’ emoticon after backlash


Facebook has confirmed that it has removed the “feeling fat” emoticon after it received numerous complaints from concerned parties and a section of its 1 billion plus user base. From now on, that emoticon is gone.

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There had been various online petitions to force the social networking giant into dropping the emoticon since, it was argued, it was like making fun of overweight people and that fat is not a feeling.


Source: WPo