Sich Die Ohren Zuhaltendes Affengesicht

The hear no evil monkey, called Kikazaru (Japanese for “hear not”), one of the Three Wise Monkeys. Depicted as the brown 🐵 Monkey Face with hands covering its ears.

The Three Wise Monkeys represent the proverb see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, frequently interpreted as a call for discretion or willful ignorance.

Often used as a playful way to convey I can’t believe what I’m hearing! or, more generally, to express astonishment or disbelief.

See also 🙈 See-No-Evil Monkey and 🙊 Speak-No-Evil Monkey.

This emoji is considered racist in some contexts, particularly when used to disparage, insult, and abuse people with dark skin, especially Black people.

Sich Die Ohren Zuhaltendes Affengesicht wurde als Teil von Unicode 6.0 in 2010 genehmigt und zu Emoji 1.0 in 2015 hinzugefügt.