Apple Finally Released the Long-Awaited #TacoEmoji and Twitter is Divided
We’ve waited too damn long for the taco emoji and now that we have it, we’re getting all types of feels…
First, let’s take a moment to welcome the emoji we’ve all been waiting for. (Turn your headphones up.)
— Mac 😉 (@kenziebrice) October 22, 2015
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?My love has come along.?
Yes it has Etta James…well, almost.
The world seems a little more vivid today.
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Which is great because I almost ran out of things to be excited about.
Some people are super excited.
Life now makes sense???? #tacoemoji
— Ty Gonzalez (@T_Y_Gonzalez) October 22, 2015
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Think Taco Bell will jump on the bandwagon of emoji food ordering?
People are even suggesting how to improve this taco emoji.
— Monica De La Torre (@la_moni_ca) October 22, 2015
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Clearly, the world is hyped over the taco emoji, right?
Not so fast. Latinos took the news like this…
“Nice first draft, Apple. Come back when you have the emoji fully worked out.”
*californian looks at taco emoji*
— Myles Tanzer (@mylestanzer) October 22, 2015
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Preach it, Myles.
Then sh*t started getting real.
I am not a fan of this hard shell taco emoji ?
If you eat hard shell tacos, your bloodline is weak and you will not survive the winter.
— Dani Garcia-Martinez (@danielayvonne) October 22, 2015
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Woah. Pump your brakes, girl. No need to let this taco emoji divide us. We’ve come too far for that.
And a few were ready to petition for something to tacos justice.
I suppose now we should all start campaigning for a soft taco emoji? #tacoemoji
— Robyn Smith (@robynmichelles) October 22, 2015
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By soft taco you really mean taco because hard shell tacos are not the norm in Mexico.
The emoji’s authenticity was called into question.
why is the ? emoji a hardshell taco w/ lettuce and tomato, that is not a real taco!
— brisa (@santamuuerte) October 22, 2015
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As has its ethnicity…
They finally make a taco emoji and they make it the Americanized version. Real Mexican tacos don't have cheese OR lettuce ??
— Magaly (@magalyangely) October 22, 2015
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Apple was so close, it hurts.
Like, have the employees never been to a Mexican restaurant?
Some speculated Taco Bell may have had a hand in this misstep.
?… lol I think we all asked for a taco emoji, but not one from Taco Bell. ? #thosearenotrealtacos
— Alejandro Reyes (@alejandrorc25) October 22, 2015
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¡Te lo juro! Real tacos do not look like that IRL.
In February LA Taco predicted the taco emoji to look a little like this…
It’s called research, Apple. ^^This is what we want. Those are tacos.