Diversity in salads at Google

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 Comments

  1. alexandra Moffat
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    yet another UNBELIEVABLE!!!

  2. GBJames
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    How do we know if that salad is gluten free? Maybe there’s a crouton under those leaves.

    • Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

      And are those tomatoes non-GMO?

      • busterggi
        Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

        The tomatoes are PEOPLE!!!!!

        • W.T. Effingham
          Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

          For some reason my inner voice sounded like Charlton Heston when I read that.

          • Filippo
            Posted June 8, 2018 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

            “When they pry my cold dead fingers from my eggs.”

  3. Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    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?)

    • Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

      You aren’t a graduate? I’m offended!!!!!!1!!!!!!

  4. Jon Gallant
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    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!

    • John Ottaway
      Posted June 8, 2018 at 3:43 am | Permalink

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

  5. barn owl
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    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.

  6. mirandaga
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    “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.

  7. Gareth
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Bah, soooo US-centric, why no kapsalon?

  8. Flamadiddle
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    That’s it, an oeuf’s an oeuf!

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

  9. Mark R.
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    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.

    • Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

      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.

  10. Posted June 7, 2018 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    The proverbial re-arranging of deck chairs.

  11. Simon Hayward
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    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 🙂

    • Saul Sorrell-Till
      Posted June 8, 2018 at 10:25 am | Permalink

      Brilliant

  12. nicky
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    I cannot believe this is not a joke. Seriously..

  13. Paul S
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

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

    • GBJames
      Posted June 7, 2018 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

      Pizza’s with free cheese! What’s to complain about?

      • Simon Hayward
        Posted June 7, 2018 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

        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….

  14. nicky
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

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

  15. Posted June 7, 2018 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Personally I hate eggs, and so I’m quite happy not to have them in salad.

    • James Walker
      Posted June 7, 2018 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

      I don’t hate eggs but I don’t like them in salad either.

  16. Posted June 7, 2018 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    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.

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted June 7, 2018 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

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

      cr

      • XCellKen
        Posted June 7, 2018 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

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

  17. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    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.

    • GBJames
      Posted June 7, 2018 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

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

  18. Jim Smith
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

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

  19. Posted June 7, 2018 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    I could be wrong, but I think the “eggs” in the bento box probably are sushi.

  20. grasshopper
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    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.

  21. Barbara Radcliffe
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    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.

    • grasshopper
      Posted June 7, 2018 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

      Q. When can a homeopathic remedy be gluten free?
      A. Only when it says it contains gluten.

    • Jonathan Wallace
      Posted June 8, 2018 at 2:27 am | Permalink

      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!

  22. Harrison
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    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.

  23. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    There are actually people with protein deficiencies who need an egg in their salad.

  24. Christopher
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    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!

    • BJ
      Posted June 7, 2018 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

      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!

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted June 7, 2018 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

      I do like a good rant. Well done.

      cr

  25. ladyatheist
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I think Honey would be on Google’s side on this issue 😉

  26. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    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

    • XCellKen
      Posted June 7, 2018 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

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

  27. JoanL
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    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.

    • JoanL
      Posted June 7, 2018 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

      hmmm, probably it was because I hate plants.

  28. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

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

    cr

    • XCellKen
      Posted June 7, 2018 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

      Arithmetic is a White Cishet Male construct

  29. Craw
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    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.

    • XCellKen
      Posted June 7, 2018 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

      Doors are offensive to the homeless

  30. Dale Pickard
    Posted June 7, 2018 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    “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!”

  31. kelskye
    Posted June 8, 2018 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    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.

  32. Posted June 8, 2018 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The Logical Place.

  33. Bob
    Posted June 8, 2018 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Having just finished my regular morning breakfast of two hard boiled eggs, I now feel left out.

  34. mirandaga
    Posted June 8, 2018 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

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


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