I never realized my LAUNDRY also enjoys “white privilege.”In a shocking display of how completely ridiculous political correctness has become in our country, the Clorox Company, which has for decades built its name and fortune on the virtues of “whiteness,” was force to apologize for its insensitive use of cartoon faces on a tweet because there were no black faces included.
Are you friggin’ kidding me?
A twitter from Clorox post highlighted the iPhone new emojis – those annoying little cartoon icons people use in tweets and text messages because they’re too lazy to actually type WORDS – noting that there wasn’t an emoji for bleach, saying “New emojis are alright, but where’s the bleach.”
As CNN reports, “Apple’s new iOS 8.3 release consists of 300 new emojis, including kissing lips, googly eyes and a smiling poop (we wish we were making that up). But they also include racially diverse emojis, including cartoon faces with brown and black skin.”
While Clorox included some cartoon faces in its tweet, ALL of them were (gasp) WHITE.
Some deeply sensitive people with far too much time on their hands (not to mention humongously large chips on their shoulders) complained about the lack of diversity:
Clorox was forced to apologize with a new tweet saying, “Wish we could bleach away our last tweet. Didn’t mean to offend – it was meant to be about all the [toilet, bathtub and red wine] emojis that could use a clean up.”
“We apologize to the many people who thought our tweet about the new emojis was insensitive,” said Molly Steinkrauss, a spokeswoman for Clorox. “It was never our intention to offend. We did not mean for this to be taken as a specific reference to the diversity emojis — but we should have been more aware of the news around this. The tweet was meant to be light-hearted but it fell flat.”
Next thing you know, someone is going to go after MILK.