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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.
1 year 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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