This Monkey Emoji Debate Is Ruining Our Lives

After finding out that the sassy girl emoji was actually one great big lie, we thought we’d had our lot when it came to emoji surprises. But then came the monkey emoji.

You all know the three little fellas we’re talking about – one is covering its mouth, one its ears and one its eyes. And they really do come in handy, don’t they?

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But now, popular comedian @jonnyson has just stirred up one almighty debate by asking a question we’d never really thought about – is it one monkey, or three?

A poll was created, allowing people to vote, and so far, it’s totally 50/50 (63,277 had voted at the time of writing).

And there have been some seriously interesting arguments going down on Twitter. First up, there’s the question of where to even find three monkeys to pose for an emoji shoot.

However, a counter-argument then appeared, stating why it MUST be three, using unicode’s famous see-no-evil, hear-no-evil, speak-no-evil monkey analogy.

Wikipedia also agreed.

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Backing the three monkey argument even further was one anonymous person who clearly has ALOT of time on their hands. Because they only went and used Donald Trump for support. (NB: This is definitely probably not at all real).


However, many remained VERY confused with all of the different explanations.


Luckily, the emoji monkey HIMSELF then came along to clear things up once and for all.

Well then, in our eyes, it’s settled. (We thought it was one monkey all along).