Emojis are a huge part of our texting culture and they have shaped how we express various feelings and emotions to other people around the world. As we continue to progress over the years, we have seen people demand more inclusion on emojis like different races and occupation, while some heated discussions are all about something being removed from an emoji.
The last part right there has been happening to Google of late and now we have a new fiasco. On Twitter, people were complaining of the fact that Google decided to remove an egg from the salad emoji.
There’s big talk about inclusion and diversity at Google so if you need any evidence of Google is making this priority may I direct your attention to the 🥗 emoji— we’ve removed the egg in Android P beta 2, making this a more inclusive vegan salad. pic.twitter.com/kzHY0A9ZjG
— Jennifer 💩🌪 (@jenniferdaniel) June 6, 2018
Google removed the egg from the salad emoji from the Android P beta 2 as shown from the tweet above by Google’s UX manager, Jennifer Daniel. The move was apparently to make it more ‘inclusive’. Unlike typical vegetarians, vegans don’t take any animal products and the move makes sense in a way. However, some people didn’t have the same view.
This is ridiculous
I don’t eat meat, eggs etc. but this has to be one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen. How did I ever cope seeing an emoji salad with an egg in it before Google made it more inclusive for me?!? Thanks Google for saving me from those dastardly eggs 😹😹😹✊ pic.twitter.com/7sT36tEU9t
— Prof. Phil Rumney (@phil_rumney) June 6, 2018
That went political fast
2018 America: Google removes egg from salad emoji to appease vegans concerned about chicken feelings.
Also 2018 America: Legal to kill human babies in all 50 states.
— Brittany Hughes (@RealBrittHughes) June 7, 2018
This person had other ideas
Google wants to start making inclusive emojis? turn the gun into a water pistol? remove the egg from the salad? thats fine. but you also gotta put a bulge in the bikini emoji
— kam of the goop ♡ (@ActuallyPokesie) June 7, 2018
And of course we had trolls
Speaking as a carnivore, I find this salad and specifically the exclusion of eggs (its most nutritious component!) deeply offensive and certainly not inclusive. Images like these foster unhealthy eating habits and disorders. Please bring back the egg. #bringbacktheegg cc @Cortes
— Corine Vloet (@corinevloet) June 6, 2018
Google has been under fire before about its ideas on emojis. In their previous burger emoji, they placed the cheese under the patty, which was met with angry tweets all over. They later on changed it to a more believable model.