The clown emoji is coming, and there’s nothing you can do about it

The clown emoji is coming, and there’s nothing you can do about it

Nine months ago, the Unicode Consortium approved new sets of emoji to be added as part of the Unicode 9.0 release. These include some long-awaited ones like bacon, avocado, selfie, and face palm – and they’ll all officially arrive on June 21.

You may be excited for these 72 new emoji, but one has made it through the cracks despite our own Nate Swanner’s pleas: the clown emoji.

If you forgot what he looks like, here he is again for your viewing pleasure.


It’s the appropriate emoji for when bae wants to know what you’re up to today.


Or when mom asks what you’ve decided to declare as your college major.


And when you need to show your hair stylist the look you’re going for.


But really, you’re just gonna use it to scare the shit out of your clown-fearing friends. At least you’ll also have a fist emoji to clap back with if you wanna keep that fight digital.

You can check out the rest of the 72 new emoji incoming right here. And for coulrophobic peers, I’m so sorry.

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