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The Clown Emoji That Will Give You Nightmares + The Rest of Apple's New Emoji

Kevin Whipps March 31, 2021 · 2 min read
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What do you use emoji for? If you’re one of my pals, you’ll notice that I use a few an awful lot: the Thumbs Up, OK symbol, and the little purple octopus, because I have a very large tattoo of an octopus on my leg, and I like confusing people by giving completely inappropriate responses. I’m also a jerk, but that’s not important here. What is key is that Apple has released a ton of emoji in iOS 10.2 out into the wild, which means that I may need to step up my game. And when researching this piece, I found one GIF that stopped me dead in my tracks. Can you spoit?
iOS 10.2 Emoji
Did you see it? Maybe you missed it. And if that’s the case, let me just go ahead and show you:
Apple's creepy new clown emoji
DID YOU SEE THAT FREAKIN’ CLOWN? Now look, clowns don’t scare me. It’s never been a concern of mine, even though I grew up at a time when It was all over the place. But seriously man, that clown emoji is freaky. A text from someone featuring this emoji might make me break down and cry a little bit about it.
Oh, and there’s a metric ton of other emojis included in the update, all of which you can find on Emojipedia.
Or, you can just watch this video.

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Hi! My name is Kevin Whipps, and I'm a writer and editor based in Phoenix, Arizona. When I'm not working taking pictures of old cars and trucks, I'm either writing articles for Creative Market or hawking stickers at Whipps Sticker Co.

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5 Comments
  • To be honest I do not like clowns and this kind Emoji is the ones I don't use! Nice post! 6 years ago
  • Finally...FACEPALM !!! 6 years ago
  • Finally not a creepy clown my kids will enjoy! Darren Chaker 5 years ago
  • I don't use emojis most of the time unless I'm posting to Facebook on my phone's browser and then most of the time it's winky tongue out or the XP emoji because there's something about a tongue sticking out that says humor to me. But I have to say that clown is just terrible. 5 years ago
  • That clown freaks me out! I do not like it all, but I am enjoying the expanded list. 5 years ago