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.
More details. Are you happy now, New York? https://t.co/lrwViLj57o
— Jeremy Burge 🐥 (@jeremyburge) October 15, 2018
Many people were thrilled with this change. Philadephia, the home of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, definitely had something to say about this on Twitter.
Hey @Apple and @Unicode, so glad you realized what everyone else knows: a #BagelEmoji can’t exist without cream cheese. We want to help you celebrate the update. DM to tell us when we can deliver breakfast. pic.twitter.com/ApaI0G5a0h
— PHILADELPHIA (@LoveMyPhilly) October 16, 2018
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.
My mentions today are a 50/50 split of
THIS IS THE DUMBEST WHO CARES 😫
PRAISE THE BAGEL GODS WE'VE DONE IT 🤩
— Jeremy Burge 🐥 (@jeremyburge) October 16, 2018
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 center of the emoji world, which emoji would you like him to advocate for?