Instagram bans a vegetable emoji

eggplant, emojis, hashtags, Instagram, socialmedia

Last night, Instagram released its latest update. Part of the update was to allow hashtags using emojis! Horrrray, we no longer have to use this hashtag #.

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However, Instagram has now eliminated and banned the use of the eggplant emoji. Why? For its phallic shape! It is believed that the emoji is used frequently to represent male genitals.

There’s been some backlash about the new guidelines, because other emojis like guns and other suggestive emoticons have been allowed.

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What do you think of the ban? Do you think the this is the start of more emoji bans to come?

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