Google Removes Hateful Egg From Salad Emoji To Make It Vegan-friendly
Jennifer Daniel, UX-Art Manager of the Expression design team at Google, tweeted about a small tweak to Google’s salad emoji for Android P Beta 2. She says there’s big talk about inclusion and diversity at Google and points to the example of removing the egg from the emoji, “making this a more inclusive vegan salad.”
There's big talk about inclusion and diversity at Google so if you need any evidence of Google is making this priority may I direct your attention to the 🥗 emoji— we've removed the egg in Android P beta 2, making this a more inclusive vegan salad. pic.twitter.com/kzHY0A9ZjG
— Jennifer 💩🌪️ (@jenniferdaniel) June 6, 2018
Daniel’s reference to inclusion ties in with scrutiny over the past year of Google’s corporate culture and how its parent company, Alphabet, handles diversity and equal-pay issues. During Alphabet’s annual shareholders meeting this week, some employees even publicly challenged the company to improve diversity in the workplace.
The salad change sparked quite a bit of Twitter chatter. “I’m offended by tomatoes, can you please make an emoji salad without them?” Twitter user Antonis Panayi asked.
I'm offended by tomatoes, can you please make an emoji salad without them? @n0tzer0sum
— Antonis Panayi (@antonis_pi) June 7, 2018
Some vegans chimed in, with one Phil Rumney asking, “How did I ever cope seeing an emoji salad with an egg in it before Google made it more inclusive for me?!? Thanks Google for saving me from those dastardly eggs.”
I don’t eat meat, eggs etc. but this has to be one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen. How did I ever cope seeing an emoji salad with an egg in it before Google made it more inclusive for me?!? Thanks Google for saving me from those dastardly eggs 😹😹😹✊️ pic.twitter.com/7sT36tEU9t
— Prof. Phil Rumney (@phil_rumney) June 6, 2018