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Snapchat yanks a filter after users criticize it for presenting a racist caricature of Asian people

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he quickly deleted feature, which altered the photos of people to give them slanted eyes, large front teeth and fat cheeks, was described by some users as a form of "yellowface," while Snapchat said it was an attempt to pay homage to anime characters.
12 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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