Google user experience manager Jennifer Daniel tweeted on Wednesday that the company has made the salad emoji vegan in order to promote diversity.
People on Twitter mocked Google’s decision, claiming that the emoji change was not going to do anything to improve diversity and inclusion at the company.
Many Twitter users pointed out that Google has much bigger problems with discrimination and lack of diversity that it should focus on fixing.
While some people thought that this emoji change was a “light-hearted” attempt to improve inclusivity at the company, others thought Google was merely “pandering.”
There is significant evidence showing that Google continues to experience problems with diversity and inclusion.
On Wednesday, Google user experience manager Jennifer Daniel announced on Twitter that the company has made the salad emoji vegan in order to promote inclusion. According to Daniel, the removal of the egg from the salad emoji is “evidence” that Google is making diversity a priority.
However, many people on Twitter mocked Google for claiming that it was solving its diversity problems by simply removing the egg from the salad emoji. People also pointed out that Google had much bigger problems with diversity that they should focus on fixing, citing Google’s “toxic workplace” and decision to “air anti-gay ads.”
Daniel claimed that the new vegan salad emoji is evidence that Google is making diversity a priority.
There’s big talk about inclusion and diversity at Google so if you need any evidence of Google is making this priority may I direct your attention to the 🥗 emoji— we’ve removed the egg in Android P beta 2, making this a more inclusive vegan salad. pic.twitter.com/kzHY0A9ZjG
— Jennifer 💩🌪️ (@jenniferdaniel) June 6, 2018
In her tweet, Daniel said that there has been “big talk about inclusion and diversity” at Google. To prove that the company is making diversity and inclusion a priority, she pointed to the change in the salad emoji.
As the before-and-after image shows, Google has removed the egg from the salad emoji. Daniel tweeted that now it was a “more inclusive vegan salad.”
However, many people on Twitter did not seem to be very impressed with Google’s attempt at promoting diversity and inclusion, claiming that the emoji change was not going to fix any real problems.
I’m so glad this is how Google feels it’s going to solve their company’s problems with inclusion and diversity. “Yes, mark that salad emoji as priority number one for our inclusion and diversity initiative!”
— Nick Finck (@nickf) June 7, 2018
Such a revolutionary change. Great job, Google. This change stands as a shining monument to what the rest of humanity ought to aspire to. Of all the modern world’s problems, I just couldn’t stop thinking about how damned problematic that egg in the salad emoji was. What a relief.
— P̧͙̱̫͖͂̄͗̂̓ǒ̷̧̟̜̙̪̥̩̩̣̿́̓̚͟͠p̛̦̖̪̮͇̠͍̪͇̈̊͂́͘͞làr (@unpopularpoplar) June 7, 2018
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Source:: Business Insider