or cross mark emoji [kraws mahrk ih-moh-jee]
What does ❌ mean?
No good! Very bad! Cancelled! Wrong! ❌! The big red X of the cross mark emoji generally communicates warnings, errors, and undesirability. It's often used as a visual stand-in for No. In sports, the emoji is used to denote a "strike" in baseball, a missed scoring attempt generally, or a lost match.
More recently, supporters of President Donald Trump have been using the symbol in their social media handles to denote their support of Trump's policies, or for the alt-right movement more generally.
Puffa coats with belts around the middle actually made me vom❌
Where does come from?
The cross mark emoji was approved in 2010 under Unicode 6.0. Put simply, the emoji is a big red X, drawing on associations of the color red with warnings (stop signs, no-smoking signs) and corrections (errors, red pens). It can also be a visual marker for No. For the most part, these uses of the cross mark emoji across platforms is mostly uniform, though there are some notable variations. In texts and online, the cross mark emoji is used when voicing a negative opinion or experience.
A recent development in this emoji’s usage is in fact political: in the US, supporters of President Donald Trump have been using the symbol in their Twitter handles to denote their support of Trumpism, or for the alt-right more generally.
Who uses ?
It can be thought of as the negative counterweight to the green check emoji:
— Harry’s Tips (@tipswithharryj) November 23, 2018
The emoji can convey negative feelings about a person, like an ex-boyfriend…
when your ex write and say are you still in a relationship 🤦? mmm , why🤔🤔 . my answer still NO ❗❗you are an ❌ for a reason 🤣🤣🤣 .
— qveen. k 🖤 (@Sofabb_K) May 14, 2018
The cross mark emoji can also convey a sense of failure of undesirability, imitating something crossed out in red pen:
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— jesslyn | ia-ish bc finals 👑 (@thewickedtour) May 11, 2018
The cross mark emoji can also convey something is “cancelled,” often used playfully.
— MISSPAP (@misspap) May 11, 2018
The emoji sees some more specific uses, calling up “strike” in baseball or “sold out” in sales….
Strike 3 ❌❌❌ lesson learned and we moving on #OuttaThere
— JB (@jbakerup5) December 2, 2018
SOLD OUT! ❌❌ https://t.co/FJr3nQ4qzH
— MABS RODRIGUEZ (@Olumabs10) December 3, 2018
…although the cross mark emoji sees heavy use in sexually explicitly NSFW content, as well, a more stylized XXX.
I’ve done watched every Porn ❌❌❌ 🐒 atleast twice 😂😂🚫🧢
— IAN ANTHONY (@omellyjones) May 5, 2018
On another note, the cross mark emoji, when coupled with the heavy large circle emoji (⭕️), can stand for a loved one’s hugs and kisses, ❌⭕️❌⭕️.
Sometimes people use the cross mark emoji to stand for letter X, especially in the expression X marks the spot.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 24, 2018
More recently, on the political front, the cross mark emoji, like the OK hand emoji, has been used heavily by members of the alt-right as an identifier on social media:
Hey liberal snowflakes, Santa saw your profile & saw your crybaby ways, now you’re getting a cup of Man Up for Christmas!! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 #LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder #LiberalSnowflakes #MAGA #KAG pic.twitter.com/6082edobFG
— Trump Card ❌ #MAGA 🇺🇸 (@MAGAGirl10) November 29, 2018
The fake news keeps playing clips of George H.W. Bush talking about “public service” and “duty”!
— ❌The MOST Bigly MAGA 🇺🇸❌ (@MostBiglyMaga) December 1, 2018
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