Don't mess with emojis or cheeseburgers - at least that's the message Google received after being bombarded by a series of complaints about the tech company's cheeseburger emoji design.
Google's hamburger emoji, which depicts a burger with cheese on the bottom, became a hot topic as result of a tweet over the weekend with some accusing the company of burger blasphemy. The whole issue hogged the limelight when Google CEO Sundar Pichai jumped into the "cheesy" discussion. First, though, what exactly is the problem in this scenario? Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, LG, Whatsapp, Facebook and others all place the cheese on top - a position which is considered optimal for the cheese to melt on the burger. Whether or not he is serious about this remains to be seen. "But lettuce must be insulated by the tomato - so both are in the wrong", one Twitter user wrote.
It's safe to say that burgers are most commonly made with the cheese on top of the patty, as the Apple emoji features. Others, on the other hand, disagree and emojis by other brands and services are even getting dragged into the controversy.
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While Pichai quipped it was up to people to "agree on the correct way", Twitter users were busy coming up with burger puns instead in the comment thread. For now, the one made by Google will likely stay as it is. For cheeseburger lovers, placing cheese slice below the patty is like cardinal sin.
Companies like Google and Apple comes up with their own interpretation of the symbols approved by the Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit that sets the global standard for emoji and other software.