Emmys 2018: This year's Twitter emoji celebrates the all-inclusive power of love
After Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, this year the Emmys pays tribute to love and Pride with a same-gender couple emoji
Emojis are the millennials' way of expressing how they feel, and keeping up with the trend, looks like this year the Emmys' emoji celebrates the power of an all-inclusive love. With a white man and a black man side by side, Twitter users are speculating if this year's emoji is here to celebrate Pride.
Back in 2016, Twitter created a custom emoji for the host of the year, Jimmy Kimmel. The emoji, showing Kimmel in a tux with a gleaming face as he holds up an Emmy, was activated so everytime users tweeted any of the seven official Emmys hashtags (which included #JimmyKimmel, #Emmys, #Emmys2016 and #KimmelEmmys), it appeared.
A similar trend is happening this year too. Although it may seem evident that the emoji represents the two hosts of the night, Colin Jost and Michael Che, it could actually stand for the Pride that everyone is embracing this decade.
Mark Malkin, the Lifestyle editor at Variety, tweeted, "Is it just me or does the #Emmys emoji look like gay marriage emoji? ". His tweet was immediately supported by several followers, one of whom stated, "Lol Not just you. A gay biracial couple at that!"
Is it just me or does the #Emmys emoji look like gay marriage emoji? 🌈— Marc Malkin (@marcmalkin) September 16, 2018
However, Twitter user Gira Patel claimed that although she has designed it, she has nothing much to say about the emoji.
i dont have anything to say about the #Emmys but i made this emoji lol— gira (@GiraNotJira) September 15, 2018
This isn't the first time, however, that the Emmys got really creative with their emoji. Back in 2016, Stephen Colbert claimed during a segment on 'The Late Show', that the world of emojis lacked women representation, just like Hollywood.
However, 2018 seems to have turned that around too. Earlier Sandra Oh took to Twitter to share the emoji for her show 'Killing Eve', which sees two women holding hands. It can only be the most perfect emoji for the story about the love between two fierce women.
I still can't get over the emoji for #KillingEve 😍😍😍— Emmy Awardee Sandra Oh💥 (@SandraMijuOh) September 15, 2018