There’s a new and huge controversy on social media: Google’s design team has announced that there would be a change in its salad emoji. In side-by-side photos, the original shows a bowl of lettuce with two tomato slices and half of a hard-boiled egg, and the new version shows…just the lettuce and tomatoes. Google says it’s goal is to make the emoji more “inclusive” for vegans by removing the egg. Needless to say, it has caused a social media uproar. Of course, we have both emojis posted so you can compare. By the way, the Kilauea volcano continues to wipe out whole neighborhoods who couldn’t care less about a salad emoji.
There's big talk about inclusion and diversity at Google so if you need any evidence of Google is making this priority may I direct your attention to the 🥗 emoji— we've removed the egg in Android P beta 2, making this a more inclusive vegan salad. pic.twitter.com/kzHY0A9ZjG— Jennifer 💩🌪️ (@jenniferdaniel) June 6, 2018