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When using emojis, do you select your skin tone?

Iโ€™m not race-baiting, Iโ€™m legit curious. I usually change the skin tone to what closely resembles my own. If, for example, Iโ€™m sending someone a thumbs up, Iโ€™ll send ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ instead of ๐Ÿ‘. I have some friends who always stick to the yellow emojis. Makes me wonder if Iโ€™m being non-woke by making a distinction.

Any thoughts?

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 1802/23/2021


by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 102/23/2021

Are there any white male celebrities for whom a yellow emoji would be appropriate?

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 202/23/2021

Donโ€™t overthink it

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 302/23/2021

The yellow hand looks like a dish glove, so I use my skin tone when I give a thumbs up. That's the only time I select a skin tone.

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 402/23/2021

Get a life, OP.

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 502/23/2021

R2, you are a gem.

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 602/23/2021

Yes, you are race-baiting, OP. If you are not, you don't need to be defensive from the beginning.

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 702/23/2021

No. It chooses me.

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 802/23/2021

OP: non-woke? Yea, your aren't race-baiting for sure!!

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 902/23/2021

Iโ€™m white. I have an Asian boyfriend. I have black friends. I always select the right skin tone when I text with them. I think itโ€™s more fun like this.

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 1002/23/2021

I do on Zoom (for the clapping hand.)

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 1102/23/2021

I hate it when white people use the brown-skinned emoji. My partner knows a guy who does that and it just seems so contrived.

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 1202/23/2021

R12, perhaps he tans well?

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 1302/23/2021

I donโ€™t need emojis to over-share my feelings so Iโ€™ve decided itโ€™s a fad. Plus, I thought the brown hands implied something other than ethnicity.

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 1402/23/2021

They don't make an emoji pale enough for me -unless you count the ghosts. I just use whatever the default is. I wouldn't want people to think I spent time thinking about the color of my emoji...

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 1502/23/2021


by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 1602/23/2021

I stick with the yellow (default).

Safer that way.

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 1702/23/2021

Op so you are white, brown or yellow? I know thats not a black emoji, or is it?

by ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธreply 1802/23/2021
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