WordPress Tutorial: Remove Default Emojis Without Plugin
You may have noticed that there is an emojis script in your header. You can easily remove this by adding a short snippet to your theme’s functions.php file.
As always, before you edit your theme, take a backup. I would also copy and paste your functions.php into a blank text editor tab.
Ok, so all you need to do to remove that pesky emojis script is to add the code below into your functions.php file anywhere between the opening and closing php tags: