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Generation-Z has banished the “thumbs up” emoji. That’s according to the New York Post. That’s the generation born in the late 1990’s. Plant-based, pronoun-confused and perpetually offended.
The Gen-Z youngsters say the thumbs up emoji is rude and hostile. And there’s a movement to ban the emoji from the workplace.
One Reddit user said it was a generational communication culture difference.
“Sending a thumbs-up can be seen as passive aggressive and even confrontational, according to Gen Z who claim they feel attacked whenever it is used,” the user wrote.
Instead of emojis they prefer a typed-out response.
It’s ironic coming from a generation that can’t even hold a face to face conversation without using hashtags and Internet slang.
It’s not the only emoji causing heartache among the Gen-Zers. The checkmark and clapping hands emojis also banned. So is the monkey covering eyes. And the one that looks like chocolate pudding.
I’m using the loud crying face emoji right now. Blame it on my Gen-X sensibilities.
I can only imagine what sort of mental trauma the Gen-Zers would suffer if you replied with a snowflake emoji.
Hashtag Microaggression. LOL
I’m Todd Starnes