The social networking platform is now receiving some intense backlash for a new “anime-inspired” filter that is borderline yellowface.
— grace (@tequilafunrise) August 9, 2016
The filter clearly has slitty eyes and and when users smile with the filter on, their teeth get enlarged as their facial features get contorted.
— Maggie Roque (@mhroque) August 9, 2016
Snapchat has now been accused of targeting Asians, and many angry users have voiced their opinions regarding Snapchat’s insensitivity. The platform later took down the filter.
This quite the racist snapchat filter in my opinion pic.twitter.com/r9AfqhgZyc
— felix (@LiamMGallivan) August 9, 2016
What do you think?
— lia (@limb_light) August 9, 2016