REST API - Emojis

Is there a way to pass emojis into and out of any of the blog, blog comment, forum thread, or forum thread reply endpoints?  

Even when I add an emoji though the UI, it does not appear to be sent out of the REST API in the body of the text of whatever content it was created in.  

Here is a sample blog post I added an emoji to using the Insert > emoticon 

But when I pull back the blog post, the body text looks like the following:

"body": "<p>some body text here</p>\n<p></p>\n<p>updated here</p>\n<p></p>\n<p> grinning face before</p><div style=\"clear:both;\"></div>",