Ginger Emojis

*Update: ginger emojis are now a thing, and it’s all thanks to the arduous campaigning of redheads everywhere!*

Here’s the backstory…

Despite the recent racial and sexual ‘diversification’ of Apple’s emoji icons on iPhones that were set to be released in the iOS 8.3 update, redheads were still missing from the emoji family of 300 new symbols.

In all their glorious gingerness, redheads had 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.

Here’s how ginger emojis came to be.