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Oh snap! People were pissed over Snapchat's 'racist yellowface' filter


Snapchat, the popular image messaging app, has removed its latest face-altering filter after users said it was offensive.

The anime effect lens gives users slanted eyes and buck teeth, which some are describing as a "racist" caricature of East Asians.

Angry users have dubbed the new filter "yellow face."

This isn't the first time the popular app has gotten backlash.

To celebrate 4/20 this past April, Snapchat added a Bob Marley filter, which users also deemed tasteless.

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