Amazon shaves app icon mustache that raised eyebrows
Amazon has quietly rolled out a slight update to its new app icon that it debuted back in January, which alters the colorful strip of tape on the icon that bore an unfortunate resemblance to a toothbrush-style mustache.
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
The toothbrush mustache was originally popularized by comedians like Charlie Chaplin in the early 1900s before it was forever associated with Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.
It’s a change that makes sense. Amazon’s ads have portrayed the swooping A-to-Z arrow that adorns its packaging as singing mouths, and in that light, the ragged edge and width of the blue…