Indonesia bans gay emoji

Indonesia’s instant messaging providers must remove gay emoji and stickers from their apps, the government has ordered, prompting a human rights outcry.

The government move comes after a social media backlash against Line, a popular smartphone messaging app, for having stickers – an elaborate type of emoji – with homosexual themes in its online store.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Dead gay emojis hanging from a crane would be okay however.

  • Brett_McS

    Aren’t all Emojis gay?

  • FivePointSpurgeon

    You gotta hand it to the goat humpers, sometimes…

  • tom_billesley

    Mahometan males holding hands as they walk in a city street is not an uncommon sight, but please don’t clarify the emoji by making it more explicit.