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

2 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
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.
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is the editor-in-chief of SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.