Apparently Emoticons Are Not Color Blind, Apple Offers Help

Apple has vowed to tackle the lack of racial diversity in its emojis and will work with the Unicode Consortium to make the annoying little images more politically correct. MTV Act contacted Apple to ask them to make sure the emojis were more diverse.

Currently, the human emojis are mostly pinkish. This will not do, roared MTV's finest, Joey Parker. The self-confessed "emoji addict" wrote to Tim Cook demanding to see more "people of colour" in his emojis.

An Apple spokeswoman responded:
Tim forwarded your email to me. We agree with you. Our emoji characters are based on the Unicode standard, which is necessary for them to be displayed properly across many platforms. There needs to be more diversity in the emoji character set, and we have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update the standard.
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