Google "cracking up" over new emoji?

British Lion eggs has questioned whether Google is “cracking up” following a news story about the tech giant removing an egg from their salad emoji to avoid offending vegans.

A British Lion spokesperson said: "Are the people at Google cracking up? We completely understand that vegans choose not to eat eggs, but in the UK egg sales are up by almost 5 per cent and many people love them, so it seems a shame for the majority to be missing out due to concern for offending one group."

"Eggs are the perfect salad accompaniment for non-vegans – full of protein, vitamins and minerals, as well as being delicious."

The quotes featured widely in the national media, with, The Times,, Daily Mail and Yahoo all featuring the story.