You Can Now Hashtag Emojis On Instagram (Except The Eggplant, Because It’s The Universal Symbol For Penis)
But what if our #foodporn just HAPPENS to contain aubergine?!
Instagram’s latest update means that you can now hashtag emojis, making them easily searchable, so you can see all the hashtagged smiling piles of poo in the world.
However, the image sharing Gods have obviously realised that the eggplant emoji – or the aubergine to us Brits – is the universal symbol for penis, because they’ve banned it from being hashtagged!
While we get that Instagram don’t want a whole lot of peen being filtered through their search, what if our latest #foodporn salad genuinely contains aubergine? #Firstworldproblems.
Instagram’s blocked tags list includes the likes of #porn (for obvious reasons) and #thinspo (to stop people encouraging eating disorders), yet the syringe, gun, knife and bomb emojis are yet to be banned.
We officially live in a world where a cartoon piece of fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) is more offensive than illegal weapons. Think about THAT, Instagram.