Bespectacled boy, 10, starts petition calling for Apple to change its ... trends now

Bespectacled boy, 10, starts petition calling for Apple to change its ... trends now
Bespectacled boy, 10, starts petition calling for Apple to change its ... trends now

Bespectacled boy, 10, starts petition calling for Apple to change its ... trends now

From a cheeky aubergine to a friendly smiley face, emoji now form a staple part of many of our daily conversations.

But one boy claims that urgent changes are needed to one of the most popular emoji – the 'nerd'.

Teddy Cottle, 10, from Oxfordshire, has launched a petition calling for Apple to change the 'offensive and insulting' character.

He claims that the prominent front teeth give the wrong impression of glasses-wearers and suggests that a smile would be more appropriate.

'It's making me feel sad and upset, and if I find it offensive there'll be thousands of people around the world that find it offensive too,' he said. 

Teddy Cottle, 10, from Oxfordshire, has launched a petition calling for Apple to change the 'offensive and insulting' character

Teddy claims that the prominent front teeth give the wrong impression of glasses-wearers and suggests that a smile would be more appropriate

Teddy claims that the prominent front teeth give the wrong impression of glasses-wearers and suggests that a smile would be more appropriate

Teddy, of Peppard, says the emoji gives the wrong impression of people who wear glasses.

The bespectacled schoolboy has done his own version of the emoji, replacing the toothy grin with a small smile.

He said: 'We want to change this - Apple are making it absolutely horrible for people wearing glasses.

'They're making people think we're nerds and it's absolutely horrible.'

He's calling his version the genius emoji, and hopes Apple will switch to it.

'It's got thin lenses and thin frames, and a little smiley face instead of the horrible rabbit teeth,' he said. 

'I like wearing glasses because they make me see a lot

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