This is so not gay.
If you’re not big on International news, you may be surprised to learn that Indonesia is currently facing the largest epidemic in its history… the gay emoji ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┬¼.
Ever since social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp updated their catalogs of textable toons to include different races ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┬│, sexual orientations ├░┼╕┼Æ╦å, and religions ├ó╦£┬¬, the Indonesian government has been up in ├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┬¬├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┬¬.
While homosexuality is thankfully legal in the island country, Information Ministry Spokesman Ismail Cawidu believes people shouldn’t be bragging about it online, saying:
“No social media may show items that smack of LGBT. Because we have our own rules, like religious values and norms, which they must respect.”
While Pro-LGBT groups in the area believe most of the Internet is on their side, messaging app Line has already agreed to the change, which could spark a mass exodus of inclusive emoticons on similar sites.
For the sake of gay Indonesians, we hope they don’t target Kimojis next!