Snapchat Got Racist Again

Snapchat Got Racist Again

It seems like only yesterday Snapchat was putting out a blackface Bob Marley filter. Now, it appears the company has moved on to yellowface.

Image: Twitter

As various people have pointed out on Twitter, Snapchat’s new filter — which has since been taken down — turned users into, uh, this:

The company tells the Guardian that the filter was “anime-inspired”, and that it “won’t be put back into circulation”. It also added, “Lenses are meant to be playful and never to offend.” OK then!

In April, the company came under fire for its offensive Bob Marley-inspired filter. Unfortunately, it appears the same thing has happened here, which begs the question: How does this crap keep happening?

We reached out to Snapchat for comment, but had not hear back at time of writing.