This Tweet Is A Mic Dropping Reminder To Check Your Privilege Before Playing Around With Snapchat's Gender-Swap Filters
May 14, 2019 at 2:23 pm
New Snapchat filters have taken over the internet but some people aren’t feeling it and for good reason.
Snapchat released two filters that allow users to switch genders. One of them places long hair and makeup on the face while the other gives a beard and chiseled jaw. Everybody and their mama has been enjoying the new feature.
One Twitter user pointed out something many people probably didn’t consider.
These new Snapchat filters got y’all out here having fun with gender roles, joking about sex with your homeboys, and sporting beards with lashes. All we ask is that you keep that same energy when you interact with actual transgender and non-binary ppl. Thanks, management 🏳️🌈— Miss Clean Legs (@luckygoddessn7) May 11, 2019
“These new Snapchat filters got y’all out here having fun with gender roles, joking about sex with your homeboys, and sporting beards with lashes,” user luckygoddessn7 wrote. “All we ask is that you keep that same energy when you interact with actual transgender and non-binary ppl. Thanks, management.”
Lucky wasn’t the only person who wasn’t feeling the gender-bending. Her tweet went viral and she received numerous responses from people who agreed with her assessment.
Yes, the "what I would look like if I was a man/woman" thing has been bugging me a little.— jill (@Grocklecatjill) May 12, 2019
I *know* it's all innocent fun, but I also know that there are people silently struggling with gender dysphoria being hurt by it.
My husband literally said “Watch the straights try to have fun while simultaneously being problematic.”— _TonyMike (@_TonyMike) May 12, 2019
When I put it on it horrified me at a deep level and I had to stop looking, and I figure that's just a taste of what trans folks have to deal with living in a world full of mirrors. So, yeah.— Black Hole-chan, won't you come... (@emote_control) May 13, 2019
Agreed.— Eddie (@music4life_101) May 13, 2019
Sincerely, a trans person.
Feel free to show a girl some love through this journey and donate and RT this for me: Pay for it and I might just let you try it after 😂😜https://t.co/45YuE7l267— Miss Clean Legs (@luckygoddessn7) May 12, 2019
Check your privilege, y’all. Then proceed:
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