Monday, April 13, 2015



Must not mention bleach

Clorox has apologized for a seemingly harmless tweet about emojis that sparked outrage on Twitter.  The tweet, which Clorox (CLX) since deleted, showed a Clorox bottle made up of the new emojis released by Apple (AAPL, Tech30) as part of this week's iOS 8.3 update. Clorox tweeted, "New emojis are alright but where's the bleach."

Apple's new iOS 8.3 release consists of 300 new emojis, including kissing lips, googly eyes and a smiling poop (we wish we were making that up). But they also include racially diverse emojis, including cartoon faces with brown and black skin.

In its tweet, Clorox seemed to be commenting on why bleach wasn't included among the hundreds of other household items that Apple had added to its list of emojis. But on social media, offense was taken.

"You need to clean up your PR person. Put some bleach on your distasteful marketing ideas," tweeted @DriNicole. "Black emojis were added today. Saying this implies you'd rather the emojis be only white, by adding bleach."

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahh! God Bless the perpetually offended

Anonymous said...

It is obvious why our country has problems with race when people say they want a "colorblind" society but then constantly bring up racial issues even when they don't exist.

Anonymous said...

The race baiter strike again.