It feels like it’s been a long time coming (and it has) but gingers finally, FINALLY have their own emoji.
To celebrate World Emoji Day, Apply decided to drop them in the latest update.
Jeremy Burge, who runs website Emojipedia and came up with the idea for World Emoji Day, told the Daily Mail: “As always, some of the most vocal requests for new emojis are about representation, and this update delivers some of the most common requests.
“In particular, the redheads and curly haired options are likely to be popular.”
However, he did also issue a warning for us to manage our expectations. He explained: “I do think some users will be in for a shock if they’re expecting every emoji to have a redheaded option.” So we need to remember that not every single emoji will have a ginger option.
Altogether, there’s 70 brand spanking new emojis, and that gives me the kind of excitement I usually only experience when I see my food coming over in a restaurant.
So come on Fanta pants, it’s time to celebrate.
Ginger people make up only 2% of the population, so it’s no secret they are a genuine rarity. However, in Erin La Rosa’s new work ‘The Big Redhead Book: Inside The Secret Society Of Red Hair’ she explores just how unique gingers are.
Higher pain threshold
Research shows thanks to the MCR1 gene mutation, the one that gives hair its colour, means redheaded women have a 25% higher pain tolerance.
Less need for Vitamin D
Whilst us mortals need to soak up as much sun as we can on the rare occasion it appears, redheads produce more Vitty D in that short space of time.
In 2005, The University of Louisville found that MCR1 gene makes them more sensitive to the hot and cold.
More popular in ads
In 2014, there was a study that found gingers were featured prominently in 30% of prime time commercials. Whilst CBS featured a redhead ever 106 seconds.
Feeling pretty silly for taking the piss now aren’t you?