Thanks to people like Kylie Jenner, cultural appropriation has become a hot top on social media and on talk shows.
Jenner probably isn’t trying to offend anyone but her lack of sensitivity toward different cultures is the problem.
It always feels like she’s exploiting someone to make a buck and considering her family’s history of making money off of anything and nothing at the same time, her motives come into question.
Even the popular FaceApp has seen its fair share of controversy after having a feature that allowed users to change their race in photos.
— Kaitlyn Wells (@KaitWells) August 9, 2017
It didn’t go over well and CEO Yaroslav Goncharov pulled the feature and had to make a statement, although it definitely wasn’t an apology.
“The new filters have been removed,” Goncharov said. “The ethnicity change filters have been designed to be equal in all aspects.
“They don’t have any positive or negative connotations associated with them. They are even represented by the same icon.
“In addition to that, the list of those filters is shuffled for every photo, so each user sees them in a different order,” Goncharov finished.