Diversity in salads at Google

June 7, 2018 • 2:00 pm

Okay, the SJWs have won, and there’s no reason to live any more.  When I saw this tweet below, I thought it was a huge joke:

But no—no it isn’t a joke. It’s a serious attempt to promote “inclusion and diversity”. The Tweeter, Jennifer Daniel, is, as the Independent reports, ” a UX manager for Google emoji”. The report continues:

The latest Google emoji update for Android users includes a slight alteration to the salad emoji, which will see the eggs removed so that it’s suitable for vegans.

This change has come about in an effort to promote inclusivity among the plethora of smartphone users.

“There’s big talk about inclusion and diversity at Google,” Jennifer Daniel, a UX manager for Google emoji stated on Twitter.

She went on to explain that the updated emoji actually corresponds more accurately with its original description.

“Hello carnivores, vegans and everyone in between!” she wrote.

. . . Just want to clarify that the goal of salad emoji redesign was to create an image more faithful to unicode’s description.

“‘A bowl of healthy salad, containing lettuce, tomato, and other salad items such as cucumber.’ Bon appetite! [sic]”

While Google may have taken the step to consider the vegan community when updating its emojis, there are a number of emojis still available for Android and iOS users that haven’t followed suit when perhaps they could have.

The pizza emoji on Android and iOS depicts a slice with a topping of pepperoni, something which would undoubtedly not appeal to vegetarians.

The Google emoji for a “shallow pan of food” contains both prawns and mussels, despite the description mentioning neither, with the iOS version including a meat drumstick.

Furthermore, eggs are clearly visible in the Bento Box featured on the Google emoji list.

Hypocrites! Pepperoni on a pizza? Indeed—here it is (click on screenshot to go to the whole list of emojis. And there is NO vegetarian pizza—not just on Android and iOS, but on any platform!

The sausages of death!

 

Here’s the bento box for Apple:

 

Well, what I’ve learned today is how insane the world is, at least where human behavior is concerned. Right now I need to get some respite from the madness by communing with my ducks. Ducks aren’t interested in policing the behavior of other ducks, except when it comes to protecting their offspring.

 

58 thoughts on “Diversity in salads at Google

  1. But now there are only two colors in their salads! They’re erasing most POC! Google is literally Hitler!! Another example of green and red supremacy!! I’m literally shaking!1!

    (How’d I do? Think I should apply to Evergreen?)

  2. Speaking for my own organization VLF, the Vegetable Liberation Front, I am SHOCKED at Google’s complicity in the massacre of our brothers and sisters of the plant world. In the fight for Diversity and Equity, we must end the cruelty of salad bars, and salad bowls!

    1. We at the Liberation Front for Vegetables, don’t care what the VLF think… SPLITTERS!!

  3. Might be vegan pepperoni on that pizza. Non-dairy cheese-like substance, and a gluten-free rice flour crust. But what about those with tomato sensitivities? Oh, the humanity!

    If they alter the taco emoji, I’m going to be really cross.

  4. “Right now I need to get some respite from the madness by communing with my ducks. Ducks aren’t interested in policing the behavior of other ducks, except when it comes to protecting their offspring.”

    So I’m guessing you’ll like this from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”:

    I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain’d.
    I stand and look at them long and long.
    They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
    They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
    They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
    Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
    Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
    Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.

  5. That’s it, an oeuf’s an oeuf!

    (Okay, so I blew the dust off that one; I’ll get me coat…)

  6. Would a vegan actually be offended by getting a salad w/ an egg emoji, or even a pepperoni pizza? If so, that’s their problem.

    And why do so many people who don’t eat meat call everyone else ‘carnivors’. I think the only true human carnivors are northern Native people like the Inuit. I’ve even heard people use it mockingly as in: all you carnivors are destroying the planet. Dumbness prevails.

    I’ve only been personally rebuked once or twice. To one person I told her I don’t have kids, so that makes up for any meat eating or jet plane flying. To my surprise, she actually agreed.

    1. Brings to mind an amusing commercial from a few years back for Pizza Hut’s meat lovers’ pizza. It featured a pizza heaped with meat that evoked screams of horror from vegan sorts when they saw it.

  7. I’m reminded of a friend who jumped through hoops to get her son into a nice Jewish preschool. Day one the kids are asked to draw their favorite food, so he draws pepperoni pizza. They kept him anyway 🙂

  8. Pizza WITH cheese. What about those of us with severe lactose intolerance?
    Keep pizza cheese free!

      1. There was no extra charge for the eggs in the salad emoji, but apparently, it was still a source of complaints…or the potential for complaints….

  9. Vegans are quite exclusive (about their food I mean 😆), so if you are to be inclusive you should not give in to their ‘exlusivenes’.

  10. I was vegan for about two years. I hated it, not so much that I could hardly exercise, but the hubris of the community it involves. Absolutely religious in their fanaticism for animals and environment and health. News flash for vegans: you can still be supportive of animals, environment, and health and eat meat or pretty much anything else that’s edible.

    1. Unfortunately, a lot of animals (including the cutest ones) eat – other animals. Exclusively. And they’ll die if they don’t.

      cr

      1. I always tell Vegans that I will become a Vegan the day after all animals everywhere stop eating each other

  11. Actually, vegetarian pizza is delicious. Especially with green olives. I prefer it over a pepperoni ‘zza, as we say. But I am hungry again an hour later.

    1. Hey, it is the only kind I eat! Except not with green olives. I’ll take black ones. Also some banana peppers, please.

  12. That Google person in charge of the ‘Diversity and Inclusion in Emoji’s’ department probably makes over 150 grand + benefits

  13. What does a farmer do when a locust horde is about to descend upon his tofu orchard? he kills as many of the fuckers as he can with pyrethrums from daisies grown in vast areas of former jungle cleared in what used to be gorilla habitat, so he can pay his bills and send his kids to university and buy seeds to plant for next years crop, so vegans can say we don’t believe in harming animals.

  14. I am so tired of food being promoted on the basis of what it doesn’t have in it! I have even seen ‘organic water’ and GMO-free salt (as in NaCl) being promoted. I hypothesise that the former is full of bacteria to make it organic?
    I have had a policy of not buying any foodstuff that is promoted on the basis of what it doesn’t contain, but this is becoming more and more difficult.

    1. Your organic water and gmo free salt reminds me of once seeing a consumer rights tv programme once that was getting hot under the collar about chemical additives in food. At one point the outraged presented brandished a jar of pickles and said that they contained “something called acetic acid – whatever that is”. A large dose of ignorance always helps to jack up the outrage!

  15. Eggs aren’t vegan but they are sometimes considered vegetarian.

    Eggs and honey fall into the odd niche of products which come from animals but which can be obtained without harming them. Although it’s actually a mildly alarming to me how many adults don’t realize that supermarket eggs DO NOT contain chicken embryos.

  16. I wonder if they’ve ever considered how offensive the poo emojis are to people with constipation, Crones disease or IBS? What a bunch of a$$holes.

    Actually, they really are a bunch of a$$holes. There are REAL F@CKING PROBLEMS in this world, and emojis ain’t never gonna be one of ‘em! I would love to drag them out into the real world and pop their little bubble with a sledgehammer. Show them poverty, show them abuse, show them broken homes and broken people and then show them their f@cking salad emoji and ask them what problems need to actually be addressed! The things I see and work with, right against on a daily basis…F@CK this really pissed me off! Sorry. I’ll shut up now. I get irritated. I live in the real world, trying to fix real problems, it isnt a joke and there no emoji, no hashtag, no pointless online petition to sign, but as long as I don’t ever have to look at a salad with an egg on it, well, f@ck me, everything just alright all of a damn sudden! Who knew it was all so damn easy!

    1. If you showed them those things, they would tell you that they’re all the result of the oppression and lack of tolerance that they spend every day fighting! Emoji oppression is just one thread in an intersectional web of oppressions, and they are doing their part to dismantle it!

  17. I hate, loathe and detest eggs. I find them disgusting in all their slimy, rubbery, sulphurous incarnations. If I have a salad I carefully separate out the eggs and leave them untouched.

    BUT – in an emoji? FFS! Never in a million years would it have occurred to me to even notice the eggy depiction. How precious can ya get?

    cr

    1. Have you ever French kissed a woman right after she ate a hard boiled egg? I have. Major yuck !!!

  18. A joke for vegetarians, back when people could laugh at themselves: I’m not a vegetarian because I love animals, but because I hate vegetables.

  19. P.S. Re the headline, has anyone noticed that a salad minus the egg is actually one ingredient LESS diverse than the original?

    cr

  20. Cucumber upsets some stomachs. Tomatoes are rank cultural appropriation. Lettuce kills. An empty bowl mocks the starving. Better the emoji should be invisible. How more inclusive can it be? All emojis should be invisible, for maximal inclusivity.

  21. “Ducks aren’t interested in policing the behavior of other ducks, except when it comes to protecting their offspring.”

    Mr. Natural said, “Twas ever thus!”

  22. What the Authoritarian Left shares with the populist right is the demand for the world to adhere to how they perceive it. The culture wars are being fought by two groups who can’t abide by a world that doesn’t solely pander to their moral norms.

  23. Epitaph for a vegan (courtesy of The New Yorker): “I can’t believe I ate all that kale for nothing.”

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