As excitement builds for the release of Apple’s newest emojis, iPhone users everywhere have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of one of the most misused symbols of our time.
While brunch lovers around the world celebrate the introduction of the bacon and avocado symbols, sexters have denounced alterations made to their beloved peach emoji.
Having long been the focus of not so subtle flirting, Apple’s highly anticipated upgrade will strip the peach emoji of its bum like exterior and swap it for an image which looks far more like the piece of fruit it is supposed to represent.
In defence of the current peach emoji, social media users are refusing to upgrade their phones, have launched a “SaveThePeachButt” tag and are even threating to sue the tech giant behind the move.
Peach emoji goes, but eggplant stays? SEXIST https://t.co/ywHA7EqSPo
— devin horne (@dudeits_devin) November 1, 2016
Officially using the butt emoji in every sentence until it turns into a peach with iOS 10.2 #savethebutt
— Paige Sondrup (@PaigeSauer) November 1, 2016
Apple betrayed me, changing the peach emoji & adding bacon!? Why
— Drew (@drewjpyrc) November 1, 2016
facts. the peach emoji is iconic https://t.co/gw61Io7P0Y
— pinkachu (@blackalvin3) November 1, 2016
Why Apple, why….let us keep the peach booty emoji https://t.co/XH9T5gd2Cy
— Scooter Raney (@asap_rich28) November 1, 2016
they're changing the peach emoji so it won't look like a booty anymore
i'm gonna sue
— maya (@simplydjh) November 1, 2016
— ɥɔıʌouɾnʌ ǝılnɾ (@ShiiilyBoo) November 1, 2016
Thankfully, the official launch date of iOS 10.2 has yet to be released, so those intent on sending peach butts to potential love interests still have time to do so.