Last February 5, 2019, the Unicode Consortium, a non-profit organization dedicated to approving the emoticon symbols, unveiled 230 new emojis which is set to release in September or October of this year. And in their latest set of icons is the infamous “pinching hand” emoji.
— Emojipedia 📙 (@Emojipedia) February 5, 2019
Although this image looks seemingly harmless, many netizens have noted how the image can be a code for small penises.
The pinching hand emoji will solely be used for small dicks pic.twitter.com/iuG49co66D
— Brian Koerber (@bkurbs) February 6, 2019
But according to a number of online users, this emoji can be used for more than just gossip – it can be a clapback for all the horny guys who send unsolicited dick pics.
I just need pinching hand emoji for the unsolicited dick pics
— Dɪᴀɴᴀ? MᴄCᴀʀᴛʏ 🖤 (@imjustdiane) February 5, 2019
— the real chun li (@lifeofcarey) February 6, 2019
Unsolicited dick pic community is in a panic rn https://t.co/ScJgOeg19N
— dad (@NeptxneDubz) February 5, 2019
In an era where one photo can instantly appear on one’s phone or computer, it can be difficult to avoid the graphic and unwarranted photos from some “thirsty” individuals. So, we agree with netizens who plan on using the pinching hand emoji for good instead of evil.
So, watch out catcallers and sexual harassers, your emoji reckoning has finally arrived! 😈
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