[Ed. – What color is her parachute … and any chance of it failing to open?]
Hollywood was enraged at the charges that they’ve been out of touch and live in a bubble after the election of Donald Trump. In an attempt to defuse those claims, they decided to address the subject that was near and dear to all Americans, declaring that emojis are racist.
Actress Ashley Judd wrote a long Facebook post on January 10th claiming that emojis, especially the yellow smiley face, are the epitome of white privilege.
“White/yellow-ish is the default color. If you’re other than white, you have to scroll to search for an emoji of color that more closely resembles your experience,” Judd posted on Facebook. “But….what if emojis, came, standard issue, in black? So WE whites had to scroll to find a color that more accurately resembled US? Multiply that times the incalculable…. And that gives me a glimpse of what it may be like to be a person of color in a white-centric world. Everything set to the standard of whiteness, everything else a variation thereof.”