A concerned Watsonia resident has called for global changes in the use of the previously popular sunglasses emoji man, claiming that he may not be portraying the exact message he was initially intended to. Lisa Mansfield made the claim in the rambling Facebook post last night, imploring her friends to take a closer look at the seemingly harmless dude that’s come to represent everything calm and chill.

When contacted by The Watsonia Bugle to expand on her revelation, Mansfield said, “I used to be like everyone else. I thought he was a cool dude, super chill. But the other day I looked a bit closer and, on second thoughts, he’s actually a bit of a creep. Like, seriously, look closely at that smarmy little face and the leering smile, he’s a bit gross.”

Exactly how Mansfield intends on reversing the global use of the sunglasses emoji remains unclear, but she said she intends on contacting “whoever is responsible for coming up with them emojis”. She said, “I don’t know who it is, but I’m trying to find out. And when I do, they’ll be receiving a very terse and insistent email. I demand change. The people have the power.”

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