Politically Correct Emojis
#Navigating on the troubled waters of the #Internet definitely gives us a glimpse of today's #society. Unfortunately, as vast as the Internet is, it is not infinite and we sometimes bump into the same type of people we don’t like to come across. The type of people that create a problem where there isn't one; that raise questions that don't make sense; and that actually lobby companies so that they act accordingly to their twisted desires.
It seems I've been using racist #emojis! We all did! The emojis that are only there to 'ease' communication (although they can actually be difficult to understand if misused) apparently don't display enough cultural differences and skin tones (you have got to be kidding me...).
#Apple will be the first company to address this 'issue' by releasing a new emoji collection with 300 images(!) with different skin tones and same-sex parenting, according to the 9to5mac website. The new software created by the Unicode Consortium follows the Fitzpatrick Scale, a skin classification system developed by Thomas Fitzpatrick and a recognised tool for dermatological research into the colour of skin.
I have to admit I never imagined myself as an emoji nor wanted it to represent myself but my words. Wasn't this the reason why emojis were created in the first place? As handy symbols that spares us the effort of writing long sentences- nothing more, nothing less.
Political correctness needs plain common sense otherwise we'll become a weak society where ignorance with an agenda succeed.
Whether we are black or white the good old :) is good enough. Let's use our time and effort to do something that really matters, instead of solving racial problems where they don't exist or listening to ignorance that only deserves our indifference.
Apple, you really should know better.