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Jesse Williams' New App Brings 'Black Perspective' to Emojis

Jesse Williams' New App Brings 'Black Perspective' to Emojis

Jesse Williams has a passion project in his app.

The 35-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actor recently opened up about @ebrojiapp, which is geared toward African Americans and allows communication through emojis, stickers, and GIFs across several social platforms.

“So much of everything we consume is centered around whiteness, and then, maybe they’ll have to fill a quota and splash in some so-called diversity and inclusion,” Jesse told the Washington Post‘s “Cape Up” podcast. “It’s starting from a different perspective, a black perspective. We’re gonna include ourselves.”

Pictured: Jesse attends Opening Ceremony‘s Fall 2017 runway show “A Modern Western” with Jason Segel, Ashley Graham, Ashton Sanders, and more this weekend in Los Angeles.

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Photos: Benjamin Askinas
Posted to: Ashley Graham, Ashton Sanders, Jason Segal, Jesse Williams

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  • Danae

    Can’t stand this man. “Fighting” racism with his racist speeches and spewing hatred.

  • qiq

    wtf, is absolutely everyone in america rasist? in every damn sentence is mentioned color. what is the point? and what the hell is “whiteness”? what does it matter what color who is.

  • Madsxx

    Now emoji’s are racist? Please stop.

  • Gina

    Stop it. Bringing up race doesn’t automatically make someone racist. Put your ego aside for one second and pay attention to what he’s saying; he’s saying that black people have their own culture and cultural interests that are not represented in mainstream white society. That’s why he created his app.

  • suzybel

    It’s been done before you thought of it, most of the social media has a choice of color for emojis. Nothing new except you keep stirring the pot.

  • Pimpcessa

    This is one ANGRY black man. Oh, and he’s a racist too.

  • Pimpcessa

    Lol. Inclusion via separation….. Makes all the sense in the world. He’s a hypocrite. A racist hypocrite.

  • 777

    I wonder what his white mother thinks about his hatred towards white people. Dude is half white and went to private schools growing up, I bet he didn’t even suffer from racism.

  • Harvey Bank

    Jesse has another service for blacks only. He is barely black except for his nose. Jesse comes across as a racist and violent. He won’t even talk about what mix he is. He has to hide behind a tan and saying he is black ,barely.

  • Visitor

    Funny, he brought his Swedish mother with him to the BET awards.

  • Gina

    No silly rabbit, minorities need their own spaces and platforms so they don’t get lost in the shuffle. You’re an ignorant fool.

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  • Pimpcessa

    Gina, step off. I have every right to have any opinion of anyone that I want. The guy is a racist that just dumped his “Black Queen” for a white girl too.

  • Gina

    Nah hon, you need to step into reality. So is he racist or does he like white girls? Which is it, cause you seem confused? His personal life is a mess and I don’t tolerate cheating, but this app is a separate issue.

  • Pimpcessa

    Lol, tell that to all the people claiming Bill Maher is a racist….

  • Gina

    Jesse never said racial slurs to or about white people. He and Bill are NOT the same.

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    this stupid racist asshole can go fuck himself