Instagram blocks 'offensive' eggplant emoji hashtag

April 29, 2015 12:23 PM

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Instagram blocks 'offensive' eggplant emoji hashtag

Instagram now lets you search for photos with emojis. Well, unless you're looking for that naughty, naughty eggplant.

The purple fruit, known for its delicious taste (particularly after being deep-fried and smothered with cheese and tomato sauce), is about as offensive as a honeydew melon. But Instagram has banned the eggplant emoji from its search algorithm, claiming that it is too often used to tag lewd photos.

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