FaceApp Pulls Black, Asian Face Filters Over Racism Outcry

Amber Randall, Daily Caller, August 10, 2017

An app that allows people to change their faces pulled its black and Asian filters Wednesday afternoon after facing outrage over racism.

FaceApp, similar to Snapchat, recently rolled out filters that allowed people to change their ethnicity to Caucasian, black, Asian and Indian, reports Mashable. Users weren’t happy with the ethnic filters, feeling that they were racist after trying them out.

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The CEO of FaceApp said the filters didn’t have any negative connotations behind them, but added that the app would be removing them.

“The ethnicity change filters have been designed to be equal in all aspects,” Yaroslav Goncharov said. “They don’t have any positive or negative connotations associated with them. They are even represented by the same icon.”

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