Lobsters are kind of a big deal to the people of Maine. Which is why they weren’t at all pleased to discover the new lobster emoji was anatomically inaccurate.
Thankfully, Unicode took instant action and rectified its mistake.
In early February, the U.S. state—famed for its lobsters—celebrated its victory in securing a lobster emoji. In September 2017, Sen. Angus King of Maine penned a letter to the Unicode Consortium, urging it to release a lobster emoji.
Great news for Maine – we’re getting a lobster emoji!!! Thanks to @unicode for recognizing the impact of this critical crustacean, in Maine and across the countryYours truly,Senator 🐮👑