🤦 Person Facepalming

Meaning

Person Facepalming emoji is the picture of a character, making a “facepalm” gesture, regardless of the gender – on some platforms it appears as a 👨 Man and on the other – as a 👩 Woman. This emoji is used by both men and women in the same meaning this very gesture is used in real life and in mass culture (especially on the numerous memes over the internet) – i.e. as a symbol of a mix of frustration, disappointment, embarrassment, and shame, caused mostly by someone else’s (or user’s own) stupid, inconsiderate, or inappropriate actions or words.

Examples of using

“It’s so stupid I can’t believe you did this 🤦”
“I don’t know why I said that 🤦”

Closeup view

🤦

Unicode symbol

U+1F926

Modifiers

🤦🏻 Person Facepalming — Light skin tone
🤦🏼 Person Facepalming — Medium-light skin tone
🤦🏽 Person Facepalming — Medium skin tone
🤦🏾 Person Facepalming — Medium-dark skin tone
🤦🏿 Person Facepalming — Dark skin tone

Say it with ASCII

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