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Red heads show their fire petitioning Apple to release a ginger emoji

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By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

June 4, 2015 | 2 min read

Despondent mobile users with flowing strawberry blonde locks have banded together in order to have their voices heard. Their issue, the lack of a redhead emoji on Apple’s iOS operating system.

Following Apple releasing a diverse range of 300 emojis in April, gallant gingers have launched a petition on Change.org, to evoke an addition Apple’s emojisphere.

To date, the petition calling for a redhead emoji has received 11,326 signatures.

The pledge reads: “Despite the recent racial and sexual 'diversification' of Apple's emoji to be released in the next iOS 8.3 update, there's still an important group of people missing from the emoji family of 300 new symbols.

“Redheads. In all their glorious gingerness, they've been missed out. Again. If you say you're going to diversify, why not add a few red-haired emoji in the mix? Natural redheads may be rare at less than 2 per cent of the world's population, but that is 138,000,000 iPhones waiting to happen.”

The push has gained considerable coverage in the press following inclusion in the Huffington Post and BBC Radio 5 Live.

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