Gay-Friendly Apple Emojis May Get Deleted in Russia

Screen Cap via iPhone

Screen Cap via iPhone

While most of the world has embraced Apple’s introduction of those cute LGBT-friendly emojis, the higher ups in Russia see them as breaking their anti-gay propaganda law and want the tech giant to delete them.

According to Vocativ: “The federal group responsible for patrolling Russian media wrote a letter to “Young Guard of United Russia,” the youth wing of the “United Russia” political party, requesting the group’s members investigate emojis posted to social media platforms. Gay emojis might violate the countrywide ban on ‘gay propaganda,’ according to Roskomnadzor.”

The gay and lesbian emojis were released this April along with more inclusive emojis that represent persons of all ethnicities.

 

 

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