Emojipedia notes that with Twitter's adoption of David Bowie-like figures for its singer emojis, the British pop legend lives on as such on four major platforms: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Twitter.
The only other easily-identified star is Prince, as used by WhatsApp.
Bowie- and Prince-inspired characters are used for both man and woman singer emojis.
Facebook, Samsung and others use generic (or at least less identifiable) characters, because they are boring.
When you first hear “emojis can be racist,” it might sound like the kind of reductive hyperbole of progressive discourse that you’d find on Hannity as he tries to make a big deal out of a single stupid tweet that some intern dug up in order to further prove that the Culture War is real. […]
If emojis had sounds, David Lap nails them with his guitar. He “impersonates” all kinds of emojis, including a UFO, cruise ship, monkey, ping pong game, T-Rex, red heart, and many others. Here’s another one of his videos where he imitates musical instruments (e.g., flute, harmonica, bagpipes) with his violin. Amazing stuff!
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