‘What Pathetic Mess Is This?’ Everyone’s Seriously P*ssed About Snapchat’s Latest Filter
Their new filter has everybody up in arms.
We could spend hours trying out new filters on Snapchat, (the doggy one is our fave, FYI) but the app’s latest filter has sparked some serious controversy.
For those of you who didn’t know, yesterday was April 20th, a day otherwise known as 420; a celebration for weed smokers.
To mark the event, Snapchat teamed up with Bob Marley’s people to make a custom filter of the Reggae star’s face – and people are pissed.
While some claim that the app’s use of ‘blackface’ has racist connotations, others are angered that Bob Marley’s legacy has been misrepresented.
4/20, and you choose Bob Marley to be some sort of filter.
What pathetic mess is this?
The mans a legend, and you remember him for weed
— س|م (@_Speda_) April 20, 2016
I don’t like that the Bob Marley filter is today.Why is it on today and not his birthday? He should be known for his amazing music not weed
— D Guidry (@DevannGuidryy) April 21, 2016
— Shit Mexicans Do (@SOMEXlCAN) April 21, 2016
Very disappointed in you, @Snapchat. The Bob Marley filter is not only an insult to the memory of this man, but to people of color as well.
— Ingrid Nilsen (@ingridnilsen) April 20, 2016
— Ant Meads (@austerityrecs) April 20, 2016
What do you think? Offensive, racist, or just another fun filter on your fave-o app?
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