Great Job, Internet!: Harambe emoji answers internet’s call for more ways to bring up Harambe
Emoji are often thought of flippantly, but they’re an increasingly volatile fault line along the tectonic shifts in the way we talk to each other. Consider, for example, last week’s acquisition of the 176 original emoji by MoMA, or the furor that erupted over Apple’s decision to change its handgun emoji into a squirt gun. Similar scrutiny is bound to be applied to Apple’s newest set of emoji, which features a couple more updates to its library of pictograms, including straps on the dancing lady’s shoes, better gender representation across occupations, and a slightly less ass-like peach. There’s also a new face-palm emoji that will inevitably prove popular as people drag each other on Twitter and talk shit about their friends in group chats.
Most importantly, though, there will be a gorilla emoji—and while that gorilla isn’t necessarily Harambe, aren …