Who has not used the emojis of WhatsApp to say something inappropriate or just the opposite depending on the nature of the conversion? The truth is that there are emojis for all tastes and some may be more suggestive than others depending on the contact, in particular, and the user community, in general.
since it exists WhatsApp, there are some emojis that have been considered controversial by some users due to their possible offensive or controversial connotation. Let’s take a look at those emojis to get a better idea.
WHATSAPP | The most controversial emojis
The eggplant emoji: Although this emoji represents an eggplant, it has been commonly used as a phallic symbol in inappropriate conversations.
The peach emoji: Like the eggplant, this emoji is also often used as a sex symbol.
The sweat drop emoji: Although this emoji is commonly used to represent sweat in situations of stress or physical exertion, some have interpreted it as a drop of semen, which has generated controversy.
The emoji of the hand with the fingers together: Although this emoji is commonly used to represent “praying” or “hoping”, some have interpreted it as a signal to “bump your fists together”, which can be perceived as an aggressive or defiant gesture.
The gun emoji: In 2018, WhatsApp changed the design of this emoji from a real gun to a water gun. This decision was made amid concerns about gun violence and public safety, but was seen by some users as a form of censorship and a limitation on free speech.
The blood drop emoji: this emoji was introduced in 2019 to represent menstruation and promote menstrual health awareness. However, some users criticized the design for being too graphic and unpleasant.
The Confederate flag emoji: The emoji has generated controversy for being considered by many as a symbol of racism and discrimination. Due to this, some platforms have chosen to remove this emoji from their options.
The monkey emoji: It has been criticized as racist, as the different skin tones of the monkeys have been interpreted by some to represent different ethnic groups. WhatsApp removed the emoji for monkeys with different skin tones in 2019.
We must also consider that some emojis of WhatsApp they have been criticized for their inaccurate or stereotypical portrayal of certain cultures or ethnicities to the point of being offensive. For example, the person in a turban emoji and the person in a top hat emoji have been considered negative and cartoonish representations of certain cultures.
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