A The cryptocurrency-focused financial firm recently released a new Twitter-exclusive emoji — only to redact it after backlash over its resemblance to the infamous Nazi emblem.
Binance and its CEO, Changpeng Zhao, tweeted using the emoji on Wednesday, but the symbol has since been updated after people pointed out its similarities to a swastika.
A tweet drawing attention to the emoji’s resemblance to the symbol was liked by more than 15,000 other users. It also turned out that he made his debut on Adolf Hitler’s birthday, which raised further suspicion.
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A few hours later, Binance responded to the concerns and updated the emoji.
“Well that was obviously very embarrassing,” the company tweeted. “We don’t know how this emoji went through multiple levels of review without anyone noticing, but we immediately reported the issue, removed it, and the new emoji design is being rolled out at the moment. where we talk.”
Well, that was obviously very embarrassing.
We don’t know how this emoji went through multiple layers of review without anyone noticing, but we immediately flagged the issue, removed it, and the new emoji design is rolling out as we speak. .
— Binance (@binance) April 20, 2022
His new emoji looks more like a hot air balloon shape emblazoned with the Binance logo.
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The swastika, long before the German fascist party adopted it, meant “well-being” in Sanskrit.