Apple has removed one of its new emojis following recent world events 6 years ago

Apple has removed one of its new emojis following recent world events

Don't worry, it's not the bacon emoji.

We recently told you about all the new emojis coming to your phone this summer, but one that was mean't to be on that list has been banned.

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Unicode, the organisation in charge of selecting and overseeing emojis, has decided to remove the rifle emoji, according to Buzzfeed.

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The decision was influenced by Apple, one of Unicode's biggest member companies.

The emoji initially passed Unicode's review, but there had been talks of banning the rifle emoji since last October, when a gun-control campaign shared their concerns about the influence emojis now have on people.

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Although the decision to officially remove the rifle emoji was made at a meeting in May, it has yielded a lot of attention in recent days due to the shooting in Orlando and the ongoing debate on gun control.

Many commenters have pointed out that the pistol emoji still exists on smartphone keyboards.

Pistol on Apple iOS 9.3