Grindr's New "Adult" Emojis Cause Controversy And Complaints

Grindr's New "Adult" Emojis Cause Controversy And Complaints

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New Emojis Caused Major Reactions On Twitter


If you were to examine the rise of Emojis from a societal standpoint, you could argue it's a step backward. We advanced as a culture from using pictures on walls to communicate to the written word. Though, a similar argument was made about texting being a step down from phone calls, so maybe it's all a bunch of nonsense.

And maybe we don't know anything...

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Grindr, a dating app specifically for gay men, recently added an emoji keyboard to its messaging services. The new set features original, and sometimes outrageous, designs.

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Twitter was very vocal about the upsides and downsides of the new designs. Grindr Creative Director, Landis Smithers, told The New York Times:

Almost 20 percent of all Grindr messages already use emoji.

There’s this shift going on culturally and we need to follow the users where they’re taking us.

An admirable choice for the company to make. Though, one potential issue caught the eye of Twitter and actually forced the company to make some drastic changes.

Not sure if we should be offended by that disco ball...

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Check out the controversy on the next page.

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