Hear-No-Evil Monkey

The hear no evil monkey, called Kikazaru (Japanese for “hear not”), one of the Three Wise Monkeys. Depicted as the brown ๐Ÿต 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 ๐Ÿ™ˆ See-No-Evil Monkey and ๐Ÿ™Š 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.

Hear-No-Evil Monkey was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.