Now People of All Skin Colors Can Give You the Finger Online – Scary Mommy

Now People of All Skin Colors Can Give You the Finger Online

As far as we know, Microsoft is the first big tech company to allow the middle finger emoji, which I find kind of hilarious. I have a needle dripping blood, a gun, a pill, a knife, and even a pile of cash with wings all as emojis on my iPhone, but I can’t have a middle finger? I can tell someone where to shove it with a glaring red demon face emoji or an angry purple-horned emoji. I can even side-eye someone via emoji. But I can’t give them the finger?

The only problem is that I personally only have Apple products. So what do I do when someone else gives me the Microsoft FU? I feel defenseless. Apple: could you at least throw me a bone here and give me an emoji that’s rolling its eyes? How is that not a thing Apple offers yet? I’m all for civility and manners, online as well as off, but let’s face it: a lot of things go out the window when a person is behind a screen. That usually annoys me because it can make the Internet awful, but as a person who doesn’t regularly flip other people off in real life, I wouldn’t mind having the gesture available to me for a certain kind of Facebook post. You know what I’m talking about.