Facebook and Microsoft took a stand this Thursday and declared that they are planning to change their gun emojis to look less like the real thing.
This comes in light of recent school shootings and the newly founded March for Our Lives movement, run primarily by high schoolers.
But is this step really necessary? Do people really feel that if emojis look too much like actual guns they could be problematic? (RELATED: Facebook And Microsoft Are Changing Gun Emojis To Make Them Look Less Real)
These two companies have taken to redesigning this emoji to make it like a water gun instead to reflect their political and moral viewpoints. Microsoft pinned their emoji redesign reasoning as, “to reflect our values and the feedback we’ve received.”
My advice? Don’t use emojis if you’re contacting someone who might get offended by a gun emoji.
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