Teddy Cottle, 10, petitions Apple to change the 'nerd' emoji, suggesting a smile replace the protruding incisors.
Why it matters
The story highlights the impact of emoji design on social perceptions and the empowerment of young individuals to challenge cultural stereotypes.
What the papers say
The Times emphasizes the negative portrayal of glasses-wearers and the impact on self-esteem. The Independent focuses on Teddy's initiative and determination to challenge the offensive emoji. Metro highlights Teddy's demand for the emoji to be renamed 'genius' and the impact on glasses-wearers.
How we got here
Emojis have become a staple of daily conversations, with a 10-year-old boy launching a petition calling for Apple to change the 'nerd' emoji, citing the wrong impression of glasses-wearers.
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