Redheads, the butt of frequent teasing in some parts of the world, might not be the first group you’d think would complain about a lack of recognition.
But that’s exactly what online publication Ginger Parrot did, launching a petition demanding the introduction of redheaded emoji.
The icons, digital images that smartphone users employ to express themselves in messaging applications, have, until now, not featured a redheaded person.
But, now that could all be about to change.
Apple is this week to host a meeting of the Unicode Technical Committee, where they are expected to discuss the introduction of a new range of ginger emoji.
The debate is expected to centre on which design to implement.
Search engine Emojipedia says the lack of a ginger emoji is one of the most popular complaints among its users.