It’s hard being ginger, isn’t it? A perpetual joke, we burn after 39 seconds of exposure to sunlight, people ask about our pubes all the time, and we have celebrity representatives including Mick Hucknall, a man who once, with a completely straight face, described anti-ginger bias as “the same as racism”. FFS. Rubbish. Shit. Would not recommend.
But times may be about to change for us neglected redheads! Jeremy Burge, who works at Emojipedia, suggested back in May that the long-awaited ginger emoji may be about to hit our phones.
Redheads 🙌 pic.twitter.com/sjHbGRLJ3m— Jeremy Burge 🐥 (@jeremyburge) May 17, 2017
And now, according to Unicode, redheads will finally receive emoji justice from June 2018 after the organisation's emoji subcommittee recommended 67 new characters.
Two years ago, more than 21,000 people signed a petition which read: "Redheads. In all their glorious gingerness, they've been missed out. Again.
"If you say you're going to diversify, why not add a few red-haired emoji in the mix?
"Natural redheads may be rare at less than 2% of the world's population, but that is 138,000,000 iPhones waiting to happen."
So finally, Ed Sheeran will be able to emojify himself. Great news, we think you’ll agree.
To keep you entertained until next June, we’ll let another famous ginger take the floor.