The Burger emoji Controversy

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On Monday 30th October 2017 Google employees were tasked with fixing the bickering of this new burger emoji controversy.

Google had earlier promised to “drop everything” and fix this burger emoji issue which had turned into a major source of controversy.

“We will drop everything else we are doing at the moment, and address the burger emoji issue on Monday [30th October 2017], so that folks agree on the correct way to do this,” remarked Google chief executive officer, Sundar Pichai.

The emoji Controversy continues

The burger emoji turned into a source of debate and bickering shortly after author and magazine publisher Thomas Baekdal highlighted inconsistencies in the construction by different tech companies.

“I think we need to have a discussion about how Google’s burger emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger, while Apple puts it on top,” commented Mr. Baekdal after posting a picture from emojipedia.

People were quick to express their reactions towards the topic

Burger topping is a personal issue for some people and some consider it blasphemous to place cheese underneath the burger. “Google’s positioning of the cheese is blasphemous, how do you cook it to drip down the bun like that?” remarked a cheeseburger enthusiast.

The enthusiast further adds, “The positioning of the cheese not only defies culinary physics but good taste too since it will result in a soggy doughy mess.”

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“It is so egregious that Google CEO Sundar Pichai took notice and promised to “drop everything” and address the issue on Monday if folks agree on what the correct ordering should be. It should be simple enough I mean, how hard can it be to get the internet to agree on something?” remarked the cheeseburger enthusiast.

The burger emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. Since then it has been up to each company to decide how to lay out the bun, meat patty, cheese, lettuce and tomato, and sauces such as mayonnaise and ketchup in their burger.

Recently, Android redesigned its emoji after people mentioned that the emoji resembled a pair of blobs.

There may not be a right way to assemble a cheeseburger, but some people are of the opinion that Microsoft’s construction of the burger emoji was the most accurate.

“The burger emoji battle is fun, but let’s take a moment to point out that Microsoft is the only one that gets it completely right,” remarked Rich Woods.

Microsoft has constructed the emoji using the American archetype arrangement, bun-salad-cheese-patty-bun, the same way a burger is assembled at McDonald’s.

Thomas Fuchs pointed out that the burger was not the only food strangely depicted by Google’s drawings of food.

“There are actually a range of problems with Google’s drawing of food. Some are so glaring as to suggest that the people making the emoji might not actually have seen the thing they were drawing,” Fuchs remarked. He went on to further add, “There are bizarre holes in Google’s cheese for instance which suggests that they are not actually holes but a con. The froth on the beer emoji appears to be levitating just above the liquid, this is not how a beer works. ”

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