【Snapchat的黄种人滤镜被指责种族歧视 社交网络仍延续种族刻板印象?】

【Snapchat的黄种人滤镜被指责种族歧视 社交网络仍延续种族刻板印象?】近日,Snapchat一个模仿亚洲人面部特征的滤镜在网上引发争议。这个叫做yellowface的滤镜使用了一双极度夸张的丹凤眼和一对向上扬起的眉毛刻画出他们眼中的黄种人。许多用户认为这存在种族歧视的嫌疑,他们在Twitter上表示不满。后来,Snapchat撤销了这一滤镜。



Snapchat added a new filter inspired by anime cartoons. However, many people immediately saw this as an ugly example of yellowface.

Everyone knows the best part about Snapchat is the filters. But a new filter was added that many people found offensive. “Yellowface” is when a non-Asian person dresses up or uses makeup (or in this case, a filter) to create cartoonish exaggeration of stereotypical Asian features – it’s considered offensive in the same way blackface is.

Snapchat told The Verge that the filter was “inspired by anime and meant to be playful.” The filter has been taken out of rotation due to the response.

This isn’t the first time a Snapchat filter has been considered racist. This past April, for 4/20, Snapchat added a Bob Marley filter that people also found tasteless and offensive.


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