Jeremy Burge, Chief Emoji Officer at Emojipedia addresses bagel emoji issue

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Bagel emoji caused such a controversy that the design was changed

Jeremy Burge, Chief Emoji Officer at Emojipedia noticed that New Yorkers, in particular, were livid about the upcoming bagel emoji, so Apple decided to do something about it.

The bagel emoji hadn't even been released to the public yet.  It was part of the beta version Apple's iOS 12.1 emojis, but people saw it and many were not happy.

A plain bagel was just wasn't what people wanted when they see an emoji of a favorite treat, so they complained. Apple responded by designing a better bagel with bolder colors and of course, a smear of cream cheese in the art.

Many people were thrilled with this change. Philadephia, the home of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, definitely had something to say about this on Twitter.

It could be written, why is this a big deal?  Well, to people who love bagels, it is.  A plain bagel looks sad and lonely, whereas a bagel with cream cheese is more than a snack, it is often a shared event.

Not everyone thought the bagel emoji warranted a change, but people who did care made a big enough change to make it happen.

However, since Apple was willing to make this change, what about creating a whole bagel emoji line complete with multiple flavors and textures?  Where is an everything bagel with lox, scallions and cream cheese?  A raisin bagel with jam?  A day-old bagel?  To bagel lovers, those wouldn't be out of line.

If there is a demand for a robust section of bagels, perhaps Apple will add more to their roster?

Jeremy Burge is at the front of anything and everything emoji related.  He created World Emoji Day and is the host of the podcast Emoji Wrap.

Jeremy Burge is at the center of the emoji world, which emoji would you like him to advocate for?

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Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.