The natural hair emoji is finally about to make its way onto our smartphones, but Twitter has mixed feelings about the new social media icon. Comments ranged from sheer delight, to utter disappointment. One disappointed Tweep said: “This is the Afro emoji we’ve been waiting for?? Haaii Suka! Looks like a grease perm.” Another celebrated the naturalistsa news by saying: “Ayeee we finna get a natural hair emoji.”
We’ve decided that we’ll give our final verdict once the emoji hits our messengers later this year.
Love It: ❤️
FINALLY!!! A NATURAL HAIR EMOJI! I’m tired of using the black people with straight hair https://t.co/7DtL7eiow9
— Uncle Jack🧔🏾 (@jackard__) December 6, 2017
Ayeee we finna get a natural hair emoji ✊🏾 https://t.co/QIIR4LUz3Z
— TY BEAUTÉ 🌸 (@tybeautexo) February 9, 2018
Yasssss for the natural hair emoji!!!! ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 Black twitter would be in love lol https://t.co/wtZVsHQH62
— Jae (@JaeJeter) December 6, 2017
Hate It: 💔
I mean I personally don’t want a natural hair emoji that looks like it has a Lionel Richie in “Coming to America” wig on… https://t.co/x9N3S2vslT
— feb 24th 🍫✨ (@Muah_Bawhss) December 17, 2017
So my hair looks like mashed potatoes in gravy? Can we rethink this? lol
— 🙄 brandi. (@BranHuntr) December 28, 2017
This is our Natural Hair?? This is the Afro emoji we’ve been waiting for?? Haaii Suka! Looks like a grease perm… cumaaaan man, our technology is more advanced than that. Who are these LAZY animators????? https://t.co/FjY4cQosq0
— BATUK MUSIC (@BATUKMUSICA) January 5, 2018
Lmao is that a natural hair emoji??! https://t.co/BO0U1dsz5k
— No One (@_missbrainiac) December 10, 2017
…. is that supposed to be natural hair? https://t.co/jvvXMfBTC9
— Black Girl Culture (@blkgirlculture) December 6, 2017
Am grateful we natural hair Chiquita’s finally have an emoji but am totally unimpressed. There is range in natural hair.
— Naturalhairchiquita (@NHChiquita) December 20, 2017
All we needed was a big, beautiful Afros with a crown of flowers. That would have made me day.
— Kimberly Nicole (@Karamelioness) December 6, 2017
Emojipedia are also releasing 150 more icons this year. The new collection of emoji’s features a red headed icon with different skin tones. Watch the video to see all the emojis that will be released in 2018.
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