Apple just released a new OS featuring an option to change the skin color of their emojis, which previously were all white. That’s great, right? What could possibly be secretly terrifying about that?
Well. My boyfriend, Adam, updated his phone before me, and (for apparently the first time ever) checked out the emoji options and started sending some to me:
Because I hadn’t updated to the new OS, the black police officer (“Carl Winslow” to the internet) didn’t show up. In Carl’s place was a white cop… and an alien:
He sent me a few other emojis with non-white skin just to test it, and sure enough, this:
What could this possibly mean? Are the new emojis part of an alien conspiracy? Does Apple consider all non-white faces to be “illegal aliens”? Does this have anything to do with the NSA reading all our texts? PROBABLY.
Probably, you guys.