Snapchat Users are Furious Over Racist Bob Marley Filter

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Could You Be Loved...Racist? Today is 4/20, otherwise known as National Weed Day, and Snapchat is certainly taking advantage of the even shorter attention spans of stoners around the world. While its "4/20 Got Me Like..." Keanu movie promotional filter is funny and harmless, another one has been drawing quite a lot of controversy. The app's Bob Marley face filter, in which users can pretend they are the deceased Reggae legend for today only, has been criticized for both tarnishing the singer's legacy, and (more disturbingly) promoting blackface. Many Snapchat users expressed their discomfort with the filter via Twitter:

https://twitter.com/heresthete/status/722761138832859136

https://twitter.com/Phil_Buck/status/722778804058349569

https://twitter.com/Eli1ah/status/722730212505579520

https://twitter.com/brendaisarebel/status/722706498166636544

https://twitter.com/ThatDudeMCFLY/status/722777873950449664

https://twitter.com/jackquemi/status/722735264574148608

https://twitter.com/ChopperPhillips/status/722735396744994817

https://twitter.com/faaaadumo/status/722776926088105984

https://twitter.com/breathingstops/status/722763565179006976

https://twitter.com/sadooahmed/status/722778990356750336

I myself couldn't help but get in on the action:

https://twitter.com/TheMrWavvy/status/722764836141166592

https://twitter.com/TheMrWavvy/status/722765251377291264

Do you agree with the criticism or are people acting too sensitive? Sound off in the comments.