I thought it was a joke that they were pushing for the poop to be in the first cut, but I quickly learned that it was not a joke at all. It's basically like having all of the letters in the English alphabet, but getting rid of random ones. Like, "Let's take out 'B' because 'B' kind of offends me." We said, "We can't launch emoji without the poop." Not only is it extremely popular in Japan -- like extremely popular -- you can't just arbitrarily take letters out of the alphabet. [...]
I would reject the notion that it has one meaning [...] but I guess the most common use is probably "that's unfortunate, and I would like to punctuate my comment with a reiteration that I am displeased at what has just been expressed." It's the anti-like.
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