Burger Emoji Debate
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Burger Emoji Debate refers to an online conversation about the build on the cheeseburger emoji, i.e. where the components of the burger appear in the digital illustration.
On March 15th, 2017, Twitter user @rgov tweeted a photograph of the Samsung-designed emoji and the Facebook-designed cheeseburger emojis. He captioned the image, "Also who melts cheese OVER the lettuce? Samsung and FB. Emoji One puts it on top of the tomato (itself a questionable topping). Unnatural." The post (shown below, left) received more than 40 retweets and 125 likes in one year.
Two days later, a designer at Facebook responded to the tweet with an updated image of the emoji. They captioned the image (shown below, right), "@rgov we sent the emoji chef back into the kitchen and there's a fresh burger rolling out today 👨🍳🍔."
On October 28th, 2017, Twitter  user @baekdal tweeted a picture of Apple and Google's burger emojis with the caption "I think we need to have a discussion about how Google's burger emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger, while Apple puts it on top." The post (shown below) received more than 19,000 retweets and 39,000 likes in two days.
The following day, Twitter user @KeiyosX tweeted a diagram of a burger build in response to users discussing what the proper way to stack toppings. The post (shown below, left) received more than 340 retweets and 2,400 likes in less than two days. Additionally, Twitter user @MarkGoodge tweeted, "They're both wrong. Google's cheese is wrong, Apple's lettuce is wrong. The correct order, from bottom up, is burger – cheese – toppings." The post (shown below, right) received more than 400 retweets and 1,700 likes in 48 hours.
That day, Google CEO Sundar Pichai weighed in on Twitter. He said, "Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday:) if folks can agree on the correct way to do this!" The post (shown below) received more than 15,000 retweets and 40,000 likes in two days.
The following day, Twitter published a Moments page about the debate, which received more than 1,300 likes. Many news outlets covered the debate, particularly after Google's CEO tweeting about the topic, including USA Today, CNN, Business Insider, The Verge, ARS Technica, Foxnews, BBC News, The Washington Post, The Sun, Huffington Post, Mashable, RT World News, News Corp and more.
 Twitter – @baekdal's Tweet
 Twitter- @KeiyosX's Tweet
 Twitter – @MarkGoodge's Tweet
 Twitter – @sundarpichai's Tweet
 Twitter – A debate is raging about the burger emoji 🍔
 USA Today – Google CEO promises to 'drop everything' to fix wonky cheeseburger emoji
 CNN – Google CEO addresses hamburger emoji debate
 Business Insider – People are furiously debating the correct placement of cheese in the burger emoji
 The Verge – Google CEO makes fixing hamburger emoji his top priority
 ARS Technica – Google, others showcase emoji cheeseburger construction faux pas
 Foxnews – Google CEO to fix burger emoji after heated debate cooks up on Twitter
 BBC News – Google 'drops everything' to fix burger emoj
 The Washington Post – Google challenged the world to agree on its burger emoji’s cheese placement. The world failed
 The Sun – Man sparks passionate debate about the burger emoji with this one tweet
 Huffington Post – Google’s Cheeseburger Emoji Has One MAJOR Flaw
 Mashable – There's a major problem with both Apple and Google's burger emoji
 RT World News – Burger bummer – Google CEO promises to ‘drop everything’ to address urgent emoji issue
 News Corp – Man posts burger emojis, starts heated debate on the internet about order of ingredients
 Twitter – @rgov's Tweet
 Twitter – @rumble's Tweet
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