Facebook and Instagram are cracking down on the use of eggplant and peach emojis — as well as nude photos in which emojis cover “genitalia, butts or female nipples.” Moving forward, pairing an eggplant or peach emoji with any expression of sexual nature may get you banned. Also, photos with emojis covering private areas may be taken down.
“[Content] will only be removed from Facebook and Instagram if it contains a sexual emoji alongside an implicit or indirect ask for nude imagery, sex or sexual partners, or sex chat conversations,” Instagram revealed to the New York Post.
If you’re outraged about this, you’re not alone. It sounds silly, but taking away our eggplants and peaches is a form of censorship. On the flip side, this is meant to protect social media users, especially young ones. What do you think?
See the updated Facebook Community Standards, which also includes Instagram.
Source: NY Post