Tuesday, March 6, 2018

#representlove the interracial emjois

So there is a campaign to add interracial emojis backed by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian who himself happens to be in an interracial relationship with Tennis great Serena Williams. Being someone who uses about 4 emojis (smiley, thinking man, sleeping sound, man shrugging) I am not the best person to judge, but I think - technically - as Larry from "Three's Company" (a sitcom from the 80s!!!) would say "the possibilities are endless". First the genders, then the races, then the skin tones, and last but not least - the stereotyping. How does one represent all Asian men or all Latin women while still ensuring skin tone degradation, representative features and the rest.
Still, it is the kind of project that is so 2018!