Redheads launch petition for ginger emoji

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Redheads launch petition for ginger emoji

Apple’s emoji icons are about to get more diverse, but one group feels it’s underrepresented: redheads.

A petition was launched on Change.org seeking 7,500 signatures for the inclusion of a redhead emoji. It even includes a mock-up of what the emoji could look like. The petition currently has 5,194 supporters.

The petition says that “there's still an important group of people missing from the emoji family of 300 new symbols.” It asks the question, “If you say you're going to diversify, why not add a few red-haired emoji in the mix?”

Redheads may make up less than 2% of the world’s population, but that amounts to around 138,000,000 iPhones that are just “waiting to happen,” according to the petition.

The actual letter to Apple and the Unicode Consortium is short, but sweet. It simply says, “Redheads should have emoji, too!”

The new emoji will be added in the iOS 8.3 update. It is expected to land sometime in the middle of the year.



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