Looks like the Amazon icon got a much-needed trim.
This past January Amazon presented a new app icon, with its typical smirk accompanied by none other than a toothbrush-style mustache. Yikes!
lmao I completely missed that amazon quietly tweaked its new icon to make it look… less like hitler pic.twitter.com/Jh8UC8Yg3u— alex hern (@alexhern) March 1, 2021
It seems a lot of customers didn't respond too kindly to seeing that kind of style made popular by Adolf Hitler. The actual Amazon app icon has its typical A-Z arrow in smirking fashion, with a blue, ragged tape portrayed above it ... tape definitely looking like the Nazi dictator's hairstyle.
Something has been done about it.
An Amazon spokesperson ended up discussing the changes, saying, "Amazon is always exploring new ways to delight our customers. We designed the new icon to spark anticipation, excitement, and joy when customers start their shopping journey on their phone, just as they do when they see our boxes on their doorstep."
Now, it seems they've settled on a better depiction after all the customer feedback.
Amazon has updated the look, getting rid of the Hitler mustache in favor of a square of tap hinting that it's being peeled back. It resembles what someone may look like slowly ripping off the tape to their new Amazon gift.
Others, however, are jumping in joy about the fact the blue tape now resembles Avatar: the Last Airbender's own Aang and his iconic blue arrow.
i know the new amazon app icon is supposed to represent their packages but every time i see it i just see Aang from Avatar smiling at me lololol pic.twitter.com/kIPwneHr2p— flipboitamidles (DAMN%) (@flipboitamidles) February 26, 2021
What are your thoughts on these changes? Did you see it or not? Let us know in the comments.