Snapchat's "Anime" Image Filter Pulled After "Yellowface" Outcry

"Funny" is funny; something that one person feels is amusing or silly may be a real slap in the face to another. Snapchat's so-called Anime filter essentially made people look like Western caricatures of Japanese circa 1940; slant eyes, buck teeth and yellowed skin.

Almost the exact opposite of what a typical Anime character looks like, in fact. Not really funny, either.

A fairly typical anime-style character
It’s difficult, if not impossible, to find anime characters resembling Snapchat’s skeptical interpretation. None of the genre’s typical features, such as colorful hair, disproportionately large eyes, or angular faces, seem to be referenced by the filter.
Snapchat has since pulled the filter.

Not really looking like anime...
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