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Snapchat filter that superimposes Bob Marley’s dreadlocks and hat onto a person’s face has been attacked as racist and disrespectful, The St Lucia Times reports.
Some social media users likened it to a digital “blackface” – the practice in the early days"                        </span>
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<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Snapchat filter that superimposes Bob Marley’s dreadlocks and hat onto a person’s face has been attacked as racist and disrespectful, <em><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://stluciatimes.com/2016/04/21/anger-blackface-marley-filter" target="_blank">The St Lucia Times</a></em><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://stluciatimes.com/2016/04/21/anger-blackface-marley-filter" target="_blank"> reports</a>.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Some social media users likened it to a digital “blackface” – the practice in the early days of film where white actors would portray a black person.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Others thought its release – on 22 April, a day associated with a counterculture celebration of cannabis – was playing into a simple stereotype of the reggae legend.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">“It’s disgusting to see what @Snapchat has done today. So we’re going to whittle Bob Marley down to weed. Plus blackface. Amazing. #its2016,” tweeted Jade Mc Donnough.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">“That Bob Marley filter on snapchat is extremely disrespectful,” added ‎@LoveSheaa.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Mack tweeted: “I’d count the number of things wrong with that Bob Marley Snapchat filter, but I don’t have time to count to infinity.”</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Others simply called it “creepy” and “freaky”.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">But some said they had no problem with the curious homage to Marley and posted pictures showing their Marley alter-ego.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">American reality star Kylie Jenner was one of those to try out the strange effect, pulling in over 1,100 likes.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Snapchat was forced to put out a statement.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">It said the gimmick had been produced with the blessing of Marley’s family.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">“The lens we launched today was created in partnership with the Bob Marley Estate, and gives people a new way to share their appreciation for Bob Marley and his music,” said the statement.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">“Millions of Snapchatters have enjoyed Bob Marley’s music, and we respect his life and achievements.”</p>
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