Twitter Unwittingly Exposed The Biggest Dispute To Come Out Of Trump-Kim Summit
By Mikelle Leow, 12 Jun 2018
Screenshot via Twitter Government
President Trump’s favorite social network, Twitter, has created an emoji to commemorate the historic meeting between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
The emoji is designed to appear alongside an assortment of hashtags in a variety of languages. These include ‘#TrumpKimSummit’, ‘#TrumpKim’, and ‘#USNorthKorea’.
Twitter chose a pretty confusing icon, however, and it has divided users, much like how the notorious ‘Yanny VS Laurel’ debacle did.
The special emoji shows two palms pressed against each other—and depending on your perception or which political camp you might fall in, it could either represent two people high-fiving each other or one person in prayer.
Keen to learn what others thought the emoji symbolized, user ‘suesuebobue’ started a poll asking followers if it depicted “one person” or “two people.” The majority who voted believed it was the latter.
In case you’re wondering, the graphic is a remix of the ‘Person with Folded Hands’ emoji depicting a gesture for “please” or “thank you” in Japan—which means the original portrays a single person putting his or her palms together.
On the other hand (no pun intended), the new emoji sports two arms adorned with vastly different sleeves, each representing both countries’ flags—so unless it’s of one person wearing a very interesting suit, you can almost be sure that it shows two people high-fiving each other.
omg #TrumpKimSummit emoji is out there to disprove the 🙏 emoji.... so what is it really??? is it one person with their hands clasped tgt or is it two people coming together for a clap...or peace— torple (@suesuebobue) June 10, 2018
It's obvious with the two different sleeve cuffs.— JimTheriault (@JimTheriault) June 10, 2018
Wait... looks like there is now an extra official Twitter hashtag for #TrumpKim If you ask me, they intentionally made this high-five look similar to the prayer emoji.— Matt Dentler (@MattDentler) June 11, 2018
Two. The sleeves are clearly different colours/patterns, to show that. And there's motion/clapping together implied in this emoji.— Richard Hartley (@r_s_hartley) June 10, 2018
You made trumps hand too big. I suggest you try again.— Kaden Charming ✈️ (@Boeing74) June 10, 2018
[via RT, cover image via Twitter Government]
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