It was bound to happen eventually – we’re just surprised it took them so long!
Popular gay dating/hook-up/whatever-you-want-to-call-it app Grindr has launched its very own range of emojis, allowing you to share your sexual preferences and interests through cute little cartoon drawings.
Naturally, there are plenty of aubergines – or eggplants, for our American readers – that come in a variety of shades, as well as some rather unusual emojis including an aubergine with a wedding ring around it.
If you’re feeling particularly judgemental, there’s also an aubergine under a magnifying glass. Ouch.
Check out some emojis:
Reaction to the new set of emojis has been mixed, to say the least.
Users have taken to social media to voice their opinions on the set, with some criticising its lack of diversity, while others have suggested that the app is promoting drug use with certain emojis.
Grindr’s new emoji keyboard includes a capital T, which is slang for meth. That’s…boldly nonjudgmental, I guess? pic.twitter.com/HD6HvX5K01
— Rich Juzwiak (@RichJuz) March 14, 2017
The new Grindr emoji set is so… white. A blonde white girl is not at the root of “Bye Felicia” pic.twitter.com/hiuT8V4wPa
— SUPER GEORGE ODYSSEY (@diezesq) March 14, 2017
Oh god Grindr launched their own line of emoji pic.twitter.com/mNp9kj00Jo
— sam leo stecklow (@samstecky) March 14, 2017
Love @Grindr‘s new emoji! Very grounded in reality and yet living the fantasy
— Richard Boccia (@RichardBoccia) March 14, 2017