Online Users Outraged over Snapchat Bob Marley “Blackface”

Paul Natkin/WireImageIn an effort to celebrate 420, also known as the marijuana smoker’s holiday, social media platform Snapchat created an exclusive Bob Marley filter that imposes dreadlocks and a digital face on a photo that is supposed to look like the late reggae legend’s.

But after the filter was released, many users lashed out online, accusing the social media site of using blackface.

One tweeter asked, “Has @Snapchat just introduced a blackface filter?” while another expressed disappointment tweeting, “This Bob Marley snap filter is disrespectful to his legacy. @snapchat”.

In a statement to

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