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    Rifle EMOJI too Scary – Political Correctness

    Unicode Consortium just released 72 new emojis for smart phones.

    The emojis were supposed to include an image of a rifle and the “modern pentathlon” which includes an image of a person shooting a pistol. Both imojis were part of the Summer Olympics theme.

    However, both were axed when Apple complained. The images are now only available as Unicode characters.

    “Rifle Emoji Deleted After Pressure From Tech Companies”

    June 20, 2016 8:51 PM
    Good Morning America

    There's an emoji for almost everything now -- from robots to tacos to lollipops -- but the one emoji that recently got the cut: a rifle.

    Members of the Unicode Consortium, the group overseeing emoji standards across platforms, removed the rifle from the upcoming Unicode 9.0, which includes 72 soon-to-be-released characters, after Apple, a voting member of the group, reportedly voiced concern. The depiction for modern pentathlon, which shows a man firing a pistol, was also removed. ABC News has reached out to Apple for comment.

    The Unicode Consortium is comprised of various technology companies and organizations who gather to consider emoji candidates, including Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. Members then vote on them and choose descriptions for the next batch of emoji, such as a "grinning face with smiling eyes."

    From there, Apple, Google and Microsoft, which oversee the three biggest mobile platforms, are free to put their own design touches on the emoji before deploying them to users, which accounts for the variations in emoji design.

    While the rifle and pentathlon won't be shown as colorful emoji, Emojipedia reports the characters may still be encoded as pictographs due to their last minute removal from the update.

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    Gave me chills when I saw it. Couldn't believe how scary it is. It almost gave me PTSD 😬


      Originally posted by E View Post
      Gave me chills when I saw it. Couldn't believe how scary it is. It almost gave me PTSD 😬
      I think they did it for the children. We should all fee safer.


        This is 💩💩💩💩💩


          We need a bunch of of the firearm emogee things for this forum.
          "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.