Apple’s New ‘Kneeling’ Emoji Has Everyone’s Mind In The Gutter
By Mikelle Leow, 03 Nov 2019
Images via Emojipedia
Facebook and Instagram recently announced that they were banning “suggestive” emojis from their platforms, including the eggplant, peach and water droplet icons. It looks like their job is going to get harder, as a new graphic has made its way into people’s sexting vocabulary.
Apple expanded its collection of emojis in the latest iOS 13.2 update, introducing more skin tones and icons depicting people with disabilities. Included in the mix of 398 brand new emoticons are an array of ‘kneeling’ people emojis, available in men and women variations with different hair and skin colors.
Officially, the emojis are “used to represent someone in prayer, or a person resting on the floor,” as recorded by Emojipedia. However, users are perceiving it in a more sexual light.
Already, the icons have been described as “blowjob” emojis. This is especially so for the female variations, as social media users have pointed out their ponytails indicate that the women are in preparation for oral sex.
“Yeah, nah, this emoji gonna get abused with the eggplant,” one user tweets. “She even got the f**king ponytail,” another writes.
“Sending this after brunch hours so he knows what time it is,” one Twitter user jokes.
The ‘kneeling’ emoji was introduced in other devices earlier this year through the Unicode 12.0 release. Now, Apple users can get in on the fun.
This not gone be used for its intended purpose at all lmao https://t.co/FcdS0CEWlL— Lance 🇱🇨 (@Kinglrg_) October 29, 2019
yeah nahhh this emoji gonna get abused with the eggplant😂😂😂— 🥐jive turkey justin🦃 (@Justin_Case97) October 29, 2019
I know exactly how imma use this. 😋— ♛ (@MaalyHood) October 29, 2019
The hair tie means business 😂 https://t.co/UuoZRCZtkf— Angela Davis (@TheKitchenista) October 29, 2019
sending this after brunch hrs so he knows what time it is https://t.co/wzuFkmVBd9— lil asian (@crystalbui7) October 29, 2019
If a muslim send u this emoji, just understand they mean to tell u they were praying when u called or texted. https://t.co/DYbcKjXafn— Abdool Moh (@abdool_moh) November 1, 2019
With her hair tied back???? LMFAOOOO THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DOING https://t.co/I7BOUmAMAm— Jay Squidz イカ (@SQUlDZ) October 30, 2019
[via Metro.co.uk, images via Emojipedia]
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