See What People On The Internet Are Fighting About Over This Latina Inspired Snapchat FIlter

credit: KimKardashian / Snapchat / Yuan Tian / Flickr

Yesterday Snapchat celebrated International Women’s Day by creating a filter for one of Mexico’s most iconic artists: Frida Kahlo.

There’s a good chance you saw these snaps popping up on social media during #IWD.

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Head of International Affairs for the Frida Kahlo Corporation Beatriz Alvarado explained why they teamed up with Snapchat for IWD:

In the age of the selfie, Frida is considered to be the first selfie artist; she told a story of love, life, strength and passion [through] her self-portraits. Today people identify themselves with Frida’s life and legacy, and to honor her legacy, the Frida Kahlo Corporation in collaboration with Snapchat shares a lens with her image to capture the faces of all her followers around the world.

The Frida Kahlo filter added a banner, braids, a floral crown, earrings, and red lipstick.

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Users were also given Kahlo’s signature unibrow.

Everyone channeled their inner Frida with the filter.

Kim Kardashian gave her followers a taste of the Frida Kahlo-inspired filter.

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Dream Kardashian got the Kahlo filter thanks to her mom.

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Adorable.

Yeah, that’s the Joker (a.k.a. Jared Leto) trying out the filter.

And while many people were feeling it…

Others raised political concerns about the Frida Kahlo filter.

Many Twitter users thought the filter went against Kahlo’s political and artistic values. They were convinced Frida would have hated it.

Others on Twitter called out the filter for making Snapchat users’ skin lighter.

The Guardian posted a photo showing how much the filter lightened Frida’s skin in this well-known self-portrait.


On the left was Frida’s own artwork. On the right is the same image processed by Snapchat’s filter. As you can see, the filter clearly lightened up Kahlo’s complexion.

Others were annoyed that many Snapchat users didn’t even know who Frida Kahlo was.

Because for some users, the Kahlo filter was just a unibrow filter…


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…and Kahlo’s fans were not happy with that.

And there were those that were legit diggin’ the unibrow look.

So here’s a question:


READ: This Latina Just Modernized The Most Iconic Frida Kahlo Portraits

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