Apple’s Foot Emoji Design Gets Accused Of ‘Overthinking Diversity’
By Izza Sofia, 05 Nov 2018
Apple has unveiled new foot emojis that some are describing as inaccurate and apparently “overthinking diversity.” Similar to other emojis of various body parts, the foot emoji comes in six different shades for inclusivity.
The one with with the darkest skin tone however, is being dubbed as unrealistic. Instead of having a paler shade than its top, the bottom is displayed in as dark a skin tone, which doesn’t occur in reality.
After seeing the new emoji, one Twitter user commented, “Y’all overthink diversity and inclusion like shit. Who got a black ass bottom on their foot?” Another user wrote, “Doing too much-if the bottom of your foot is black you should be visiting your doctor.”
Other Twitter users remarked that people were getting way too sensitive and nit-picking. One user tweeted, “Talk about overthinking… imagine if they didn’t create a black foot emoji imagine the outrage.”
Another explained, “There’s no emoji showing the top of a foot so the only way to make a foot for everybody is to make the entire foot black. Twitter be turning everything into a problem.”.
Y’all overthink diversity and inclusion like shit. Who got a black ass bottom on their foot? https://t.co/q9jeoUywLI— Poundcake. (@themellosmooth) October 31, 2018
Feet pic twitter gonna go crazy https://t.co/nbYtZ5hMUd— Ski Mask the Up Dog (@Levin_Ku) October 31, 2018
Doing too much - if the bottom of your foot is black you should be visiting your doctor. https://t.co/kNDiLLNM8d— Flightbae™☻ (@justcallmeBABA) October 31, 2018
Y'all just going to admit you don't know what black people's feet look like? https://t.co/ynHMBVNX6K— TaylorNeeds$$$ (@InspectorNerd) November 1, 2018
There’s no emoji showing the top of a foot so the only way too make a foot for everybody is to make the entire foot black. Twitter be turning everything into a problem https://t.co/IPndoDPU8V— Big money Drokk 🥇 (@OGxDK) November 1, 2018
Talk about overthinking... imagine if they didn’t create a black foot emoji imagine the outrage. https://t.co/XPzEIHwDMQ— JOKER 🃏Gee III (@JustGeeChill) October 31, 2018
[via BuzzFeed, opening image via Emojipedia]
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