The popular “FaceApp” has removed a series of racially-themed filters following a backlash against the app.
The popular app uses Snapchat-style face filters to transform users’ faces into different looks. It can make your face look older or younger, for example, or make a woman’s face look like a man’s.
But in its most recent update, the app also added a series of “ethnicity change filters” called “Black,” “Asian,” “Indian,” or “Caucasian.” Seriously.
And, in case you were wondering, the filters were just as racist as they sound. Here’s what they looked like when I ran a photo of myself through the face filters. Read more…