Odd to think that a country would completely ban a product because of emojis. Well this is the case with Russia. with apples new emojis it includes things such has a homosexual couple and a homosexual couple with children. According to Russia minors cannot be exposed to this. Russia placed a ban on apple products and sued them for 1 million rupees in which was about 15,000 dollars. Russia refuses to lift the ban until the payment is made. To apple they paid the ban and then created a new system were the phones sold in Russia does not have that emoji update.
All this hassle over a smiley face.