Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (Pictured Below) has conducted what is reportedly the world’s first political emoji interview, using an angry red face to describe Russia’s Vladimir Putin and a running man to depict her boss Tony Abbott.
Buzzfeed, which on Thursday released a video with US President Barack Obama doing “things everyone does but doesn’t talk about” such as posing in front of a mirror, interviewed Bishop by sending her text messages.
Bishop responded using only emojis, the ideograms used for various visual messages sent online, many of which are based on variations of a smiley face.
Asked about her prime minister, fitness fanatic Tony Abbott, Bishop replied with an image of a man running. For Abbott’s potential leadership challenger, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, she offered a mobile phone.
For Russian President Putin, however, she came back with a fuming red face with angry eyes and a downturned mouth.