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The 11 most important internet reactions to Apple's new emojis

The last one is the most important.

LAST NIGHT, APPLE released an iOS update with a long-awaited set of new emojis.

There was widespread excitement.

Tweet by @Steven Walier Source: Steven Walier/Twitter

The most notable feature of the new emoji lineup is that you can finally include people of different races (yes, apart from Turban Guy).

Everyone starts off yellow…

… then you can press and hold each one to pick a colour.

The move – which comes in response to long-standing criticism about the lack of diversity among the (previously) pale-skinned emojis - sparked intensive discussion online.

The last one is the most important of all.

The yellow colour caused consternation

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But the new diversity was welcomed

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In all species.

Tweet by @That Matt Navarra Source: That Matt Navarra/Twitter

And hair colours.

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In fact, many called for it to be extended further

Tweet by @David Camarena Source: David Camarena/Twitter

Tweet by @BIG EVIL Source: BIG EVIL/Twitter

On the downside, there was widespread anger about the continuing absence of a middle finger (of any racial origin)

Tweet by @Rykal Hakimi Source: Rykal Hakimi/Twitter

Tweet by @Thorfinn Source: Thorfinn/Twitter

Not to mention certain EXTREMELY IMPORTANT foodstuffs.

Tweet by @Jenna Davant Source: Jenna Davant/Twitter

Tweet by @IncrediblyRich Source: IncrediblyRich/Twitter

Some people gained in the tweaks…

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… while others lost out.

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But one man… one man had the most important reaction of all.

Tweet by @SisQó Source: SisQó/Twitter

Source: Gifsoup

Sisqo emoji forever.

More: 6 intense emotions about the new Irish flag emoji>

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Michael Freeman

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