Apple pledges to make Emoji more ethnically diverse

New-Emoji-1What’s the plural form of Emoji? Is it Emoji? Or Emojis? It doesn’t really matter, but what does matter is that Apple has come out to admit that Emoji are just a little too white. Following a tweet from Miley Cyrus, it appears there just might be an #emojiethnicityupdate coming in the near future. Hit the break for the details.

Apple pledges to make emojis more ethnically diverse | Dazed 2014-03-26 15-24-11 2014-03-26 15-24-13

Katie Cotton, Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Communications had the following to say:

“We agree with you. Our emoji characters are based on the Unicode standard, which is necessary for them to be displayed properly across many platforms. There needs to be more diversity in the emoji character set, and we have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update the standard.”

Anyone excited? I am.

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