won't someone think of the tacos?
Taco Bell wants there to be a taco emoji, and they're rallying their loyal fans to help make it happen.
Once Taco Bell found out that the Unicode Consortium — the nonprofit that regulates coding standards for emojis — is contemplating making the taco an emoji in its next update later this year, the chain jumped into action. It created a petition on Change.org asking that the humble taco be given the same emoji rights as so many other American diet staples.
In a rather petulant note, the company writes: "Why do pizza and hamburger lovers get an emoji but taco lovers don't? Here's a better question: Why do we need four different types of mailboxes? Or 25 different types of clocks? Or a VCR tape and floppy disk emoji? No one even uses those things anymore." Apparently, tons of people agree with Taco Bell, as more than 22,500 have already signed the petition.