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The Great Poop Emoji Feud

Unicode, the technical organization in charge of selecting and overseeing emojis, is embroiled in a fierce internal debate. The whole debacle, in the media nicknamed “The Great Poop Emoji Feud”, centers primarily around “Frowning Pile Of Poo,” one of the emojis under consideration for release Summer 2018.

The critics say that the emoji proposal process has become too commercial and frivolous, thereby cheapening the Unicode Consortium’s long body of work.

Organic waste isn’t cute, Michael Everson, a contributing typographer, wrote in an October 22 memo where he called the submission of new poop emojis damaging … to the Unicode standard.

Frowning Poo