In an attempt to pressure lawmakers into passing restrictive gun control measures, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence launched an attempt to pressure Apple into banning a popular revolver-shaped emoji from the iPhone platform, but the Twitter campaign has backfired.
The emoji-banning anti-gun group was eager to push its new gun-grabbing scheme on social media, releasing the video and a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #Disarmtheiphone.
Unfortunately for the group, Twitter users quickly hijacked the hashtag to mock, discredit, and ridicule the petty campaign.
As one user put it, does this group have nothing better to do with its time?
#DisarmTheiPhone really? You people have nothing better to fill your day with?
— Adam Avedisian (@Avey46) August 1, 2015
The only thing that can stop a bad iPhone with a ? is a good iPhone with a ?. Stop the insane iPhone violence. #DisarmTheiPhone
— Mama's Got A Gun (@MamasGotAGun) July 31, 2015