Instagram censors your "eggplant"
Yesterday, Instagram integrated emojis into its hashtag search capabilities, with one conspicuous exception: the eggplant.
The reason of course is that the phallic fruit icon has become the universal symbol for penis, often appearing next to the very butt-like peach emoji, and Instagram has rightfully assumed that users would probably use it to tag the ubiquitous dick pic.
It's an extension of the photo sharing app's generally prudish disposition, as the company consistently seeks and destroys salacious search tags in its Sysiphean effort to remove "graphic" content from the app. The decision has sparked a movement to #freetheeggplant, with users noting that violence-themed emojis such as the gun comply with Instagram's terms of service.