The "Anti-LGBT" Emoji Causing Uproar Is Nothing But A Glitch

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A purported anti-LGBT emoji popped up in an replace of the iPhone’s present iOs, inflicting a second of disbelief amongst its userbase. A Twitter consumer going by the deal with/identify of “Mitchell” was among the many first to identify the glitch: an “LGBT” coded rainbow with a crossed-out “NO” image over it – that is no less than what an informed public was led to believe.

In all equity, the glitch as we have come to understand it does look the a part of an anti-LGBT image at first sight. “So is Apple gonna clarify their anti-LGBT emoji or are we actually simply dwelling in some terrible twisted timeline?” requested a very bemused Tweeter who’d come to the identical conclusions as “Mitchell” and 1000’s of over astonished iPhone customers.

As it seems, the anti-LGBT emoji, nonetheless offensive, is one thing of an illusory hack. According to the next knowledgeable on the topic, the anti-LGBT is however the newest in a sequence of Unicode hacks. In reality, you possibly can code the “crossed-out image” over nearly any emoji made obtainable via the iPhone’s character record. With just a little coding, iPhone customers will be as hateful because the gates of hell. So, how did this anti-LGBT emojis pop up uninvited? Emojipedia has a full entry devoted to this phenomenon which is titled “Fun Emoji Hacks.” You can examine it here.