Whoever designed this bagel emoji probably lives in Outer Mongolia.
And has no taste buds.
After months of anticipation, Apple unveiled its new bagel emoji this week. And users of the internet do not seem happy.
In a scathing article, New York Magazine’s Grub Street said its “disappointment is truly overwhelming. Take a look at this clearly machine-cut monstrosity with its stiff and bready interior, which couldn’t possibly be redeemed by a few minutes in a toaster.” The article also lamented the distressingly smooth crust: “Is it really a bagel if there isn’t a disgusting amount of cream cheese that needs to be wiped off with a napkin before you can consume it? To be frank, this bagel emoji should only be used to illustrate what kind of bagel you don’t want your friend to pick up on the way over.”
Apple finally made a bagel emoji and it’s the most gentile bagel ever baked,” wrote Josh Glancy, the Washington correspondent for the UK Sunday Times. “Look at that spongy, bready interior. That smooth, machine-cut surface,” he added. “A bagel is not just circular bread!”
Pat Kiernan, the morning news anchor of NY1, was also not impressed.
“You call this factory-produced bagel an emoji that stands for all bagels???” he tweeted. “New Yorkers demand more….”
I’m organizing a march in New York City against Apple’s just-revealed bagel emoji, which comes out with the next iOS update. It looks like something you get from a cardboard box in the freezer section at Walmart. This insult will not stand. pic.twitter.com/Z44YFBuUlU
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) October 3, 2018