Apple recently came under fire for proposing a change to the 🍑 peach emoji that made it look more fruit-like and less butt-like. “What’s happening to emojis represents the worst kind of gentrification of the internet,” charged Buzzfeed. Mashable was even more dramatic, exclaiming: “Apple just ruined texting.”
While Apple soon retreated, the episode demonstrated the strength of people’s feelings about emojis and highlighted how much of their meaning remains personal and subjective. We were curious what the data said on the question of fruit vs. butt so we turned to Twitter. Check out PRISMOJI’s complete analysis at Emojipedia!