Whenever brands try to get into virtue signaling or try to be “woke,” things backfire spectacularly on them, especially when they try to be woke just for its sake. Thanks to its recent addition of a few gender-neutral emojis, Apple finds itself in a similar situation.
While the inclusion of most gender-neutral emojis is a welcome move, one particular emoji, that of a “Pregnant Man,” has riled up Twitter users. But why exactly?
Apple released several new emoticons as part of the iOS 15.4 update. Apple had released the ‘pregnant man’ and ‘pregnant person’ emoji in January this year which was part of an optional update.
Ironically, Apple seemed to ignore a few basic things about biology that people on Twitter pointed out in a rather savage way. Men cannot get pregnant unless we discuss a very unlikely medical anomaly.
Several people took to Twitter and shared a few hot-takes upon this recent development with iOS and emoticons.
A few people took this development lightly and jokingly said that Apple wasn’t showing a “Pregnant Man.” Still, someone who just ate a whole pizza by themselves has a beer belly, jokingly accusing Apple of fat-shaming.
While certain emotions are indeed applaud-worthy, Apple surely must have known that the inclusion of the “Pregnant Man” is simply nonsensical, and the move would backfire.