Despite the recent racial and sexual ‘diversification’ of Apple’s emoji icons on iPhones to be released in the next iOS 8.3 update, redheads are still missing from the emoji family of 300 new symbols. There’s every phase of the moon and two different sheeplike characters, but not one ginger? Come on.
In all their glorious gingerness, redheads have been missed out. Again. If you say you’re going to diversify, why not add a few ginger-haired emoji in the mix? Natural redheads may be rare at less than 2% of the world’s population, but that is 138,000,000 iPhones waiting to happen.
So, in the spirit of change, Ginger Parrot is standing up for all gingerkind and petitioning for the inclusion of redheads in the emoji family! And if you reeeeeally want a redhead emoji (of course you do), wear your ginger pride on your sleeve or lapel with our new ginger boy and ginger girl emoji pins, only £4 per badge, or £7 for two!