Fear Not, Outraged Maine: The Lobster Emoji Is Getting Fixed

Image will add 2 more legs to be anatomically correct
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 20, 2018 8:30 AM CST
After Maine Objects, Lobster Emoji Getting 2 More Legs
A real lobster. The original design shorted the emoji by two legs.   (Getty/kunst-mp)

After an outcry, the organization that controls the release of emojis has added two more legs to the forthcoming lobster emoji to make it correct. The Portland Press Herald reports that soon after the Unicode Consortium released proposed images of 157 new emojis, Maine residents took umbrage at the lobster emoji's eight legs instead of the correct 10. Emojipedia Chief Emoji Officer Jeremy Burge wrote in a blog post Monday that the consortium had heard people's complaints and is releasing updated designs for the lobster emoji, alongside updates for a skateboard and DNA emoji. (The post has before and after images.) The lobster emoji is expected to be available later this year, per the AP.

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