back to top
Health

People Are Rolling Their Eyes At This Snapchat Filter For International Women's Day

"Didn't realize eye makeup and false lashes were essential to being a baller female physicist..."

Posted on

In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, Snapchat released three special filters celebrating Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, and Marie Curie.

These selfie filters let you "transform" into any one of these three famous women.

For instance, the filter for Frida Kahlo, renowned Mexican painter, features her trademark unibrow, red lipstick, and flower crown.

The filter for Rosa Parks, famous black civil rights activist, features one of her signature hats and glasses, and a quote: "You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right."

And the filter for Marie Curie, the Nobel Prize-winning Polish-born French physicist and chemist, features beakers and a scientific explosion.

For anyone who isn't familiar with Marie Curie, she was a Polish-born French physicist and chemist who won the Nobel Prize twice for research on radioactivity.

mlahanas.de / Via commons.wikimedia.org

Curie won the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics and the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She ultimately died due to radiation exposure from her research, and many regard her as a hero in the field of science.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Snapchat has been under fire before for its filters — in 2016, the app released "Bob Marley" and "anime" filters which users criticized for being racially insensitive.

Many people said the Bob Marley selfie lense was highly distasteful and was a form of blackface. Likewise, users complained that the anime filter was an example of yellowface — to which Snapchat responded by removing the filter permanently.

In addition to these promotional filters, BuzzFeed News reported last May that users have complained about many of the app's normal filters because they appear to favor light skin tones or make faces lighter.

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

Dismiss