Just a couple of days ago, Instagram announced that Emoji could now be added as hashtags in captions and comments, also making them searchable on the platform. All emoji, except for the eggplant…
The eggplant has been banned. Well almost. Although you can still use the eggplant emoji in your captions and comments, you will not be able to hashtag it on Instagram. And funnily enough, it is the only emoji that was banned from becoming searchable on Instagram.
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So apparently, the eggplant emoji is too offensive. Instagram explains that the eggplant has been “consistently used for content that violates its community guidelines.” Let’s be honest, they do have a point here.
However, the eggplant is the only one that has been blocked. All the other possibly inappropriate emoji are searchable: the poop, the peach, the banana, the gun…
But this is not the complete end of the eggplant emoji. As Instagram allows for emoji to be used as combo in hashtags, we bet the eggplant has still a bright future, even as a sexually explicit icon!
Check out the video from Buzz60 that sums it all up:
Now, tell us, have you ever used the eggplant emoji in a totally appropriate manner? Why is there an eggplant emoji anyway?