The 3 Wise Monkeys represent see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, frequently interpreted as a call for discretion or willful ignorance.
It is used as a playful way to convey I can’t believe what I just said!, express a mischievous Oops!, or it is used to communicate a secret-keeping I won’t say a word. May be used to a similar effect 🤐 Zipper Mouth.
This emoji is considered racist in some contexts, particularly when used to insult, disparage, and abuse people with dark skin, especially Black people.
Also Known As
- 🙊 Iwazaru
- 🙊 No Speaking
- 🙊 Monkey Covering Mouth
🙊 Speak-No-Evil Monkey