People Are Furious After Apple Has Decided To Censor A Popular Emoji


In the aftermath of several deadly shootings in the U.S, Apple has made a change – by replacing their pistol emoji with a water pistol instead.

In the midst of mounting concern surrounding gun violence and gun control in America, Apple’s current black and silver revolver emoji is being deleted and changed to a bright green water pistol with a white trigger – quite the difference indeed.


Apple who have released over 100 new emojis, said in a statement:

This exciting update brings more gender options to existing characters, including new female athletes and professionals, adds beautiful redesigns of popular emoji, a new rainbow flag and more family options.


However, as you can probably expect, people are fucking fuming that the tech giants have taken away their gun emoji:

And yes, that’s just a few.

Personally, I think the change is definitely done with a good heart, but at the end of the day it’s a gun emoji. It’s not a real gun, it’s a minuscule sketch of a revolver. It’s not going to change anything.

Although guns are a very real and serious threat in America, and something which are the constant centre of debate, gun emojis never killed anybody.