As soon as news broke that Apple had finally pushed out racially diverse emoji as part of their iOS 8.3 update, I downloaded it and started texting flawless brown emoji princesses to all my friends.
I was expecting a rain of brown and black emoji praise hands in return, but instead I got this response:
Upon further investigation, I realized that for those who have yet to download the new iOS, an unfortunate Apple bug turns new emoji into little aliens. In other words, it turns this:
The symbolism here is unfortunate and probably unintentional. But still, people of color = aliens?