WHERE IS THE BEARD EMOJI?

The most recent Apple update saw the inclusion of many new emojis for our texting pleasure, mostly in response to lack of diversity. So now we can select from a range of skin colors – from bright Springfield yellow to espresso – for a more ethnically appropriate applause emoji or “getting a head massage” emoji. In addition to skin-tone modifiers, there are now same-sex families and couples, new gadgets (we see you, Apple watch), and more flags.

While we’re happy with this new wave of emojis, we can’t help but notice that a beard emoji wasn’t included. Like the redhead emoji or the tattooed emoji, it has so far been left out of the emoji community.

At Zeus, we believe in a fair representation of reality, and as bearded folk, we think the beard emoji deserves a spot on your emoji keyboard.

Men have been growing beards since the dawn of humanity - shouldn't we have an emoji that represents such a large population of us? We have included a link to a beard emoji petition – if you, too, believe there should be an emoji for beards, do sign.

>>Petition to Create a Bearded Man Emoji<<

PHOTO: Marc Johns

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