The Bob Marley Snapchat filter launched yesterday, also known as 420 day, has irked – and is irking – people left and right, and of course, it’s all over social media.
Yesterday, Snapchat released a Bob Marley filter which allows users to combine their face with Bob Marley’s.
Up in arms social media went – for two reasons.
Two, emphasizing association between Bob Marley and marijuana.
Here’s a mix of reactions – either the first or second reason, or a mix of both.
Bob Marley is more than ‘One Love’, weed and dreads. He was a revolutionary. Remove that racist filter @Snapchat
— ♡ (@glosssu) April 20, 2016
I’m not even mad about that blackface. I’m upset that bob Marley is mostly associated with smoking when he was SO much more #420 #snapchat
— Chigozie Ndolo (@GozieNdolo) April 20, 2016
Stop disrespecting Bob Marley @Snapchat
— TekeeKarlo (@KarloInTheEnds) April 20, 2016
Do you think Snapchat’s move is disrespectful?
Oh, and Kylie Jenner.
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) April 21, 2016
This “issue” has made the rounds, with everyone having something to say. While most of what I’ve seen on my feed are negative, there are a couple that say the majority is overreacting.
My question: What would Bob Marley have thought?
Would Bob Marley be chill or stand up for his rights with this new Snapchat lens?https://t.co/RcgBukni1t
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 21, 2016
Snapchat users, how did you react when you saw the new filter? Did you use it? How do you feel now that it has been bashed to death?
P.S. Snapchat did all this with the permission of the Bob Marley Estate.
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