Snapchat filters have been the best thing to happen to selfies. Everyone looks good in the flower crown and even with the dog face. Some of them are a little too aggressive though. The happy face that turns demonic when you open your mouth is the stuff of nightmares. I have lost sleep over the one that replaces your eyes with your mouth. But how do they come up with it?
It turns out, on more than one occasion, Snapchat stole the artwork of makeup artists and used them as a filter.
#snapchatstolemylook Oh Hey GUYs look what #snapchat New filter is My Joker face Paint. Immmmm soooo flattered they chose my face paint design since they are clearly running out of Filter Ideas to do BUT At Least Ask the Artist for the filter Idea and give them credit- wouldn't you Think ??? I Did it better Sorry __________________ And clearly it's not the first time they do it, I just found out they took @mykie_ Look too and many artist, they need to stop because we spend a great amount of time creating looks and deserve the credit as an artist !!! #buzzfeed #hudabeauty #vegas_nay #laurag_143 #wakeupandmakeup #makeupfanatic1 #cosmopolitan #snapchatnoswiping
Those are just two instances in which Snapchat was accused of stealing artwork. They were also under fire for stealing the work of Alexander Khokhlov that was featured on the front page of Scientific American Mind magazine. After being called out so many times, Snapchat released a statement addressing the accusations.
The creative process sometimes involves inspiration, but it should never result in copying. We have already implemented additional layers of review for all designs. Copying other artists isn’t something we will tolerate, and we’re taking appropriate action internally with those involved.
What a half-assed attempt at being sincere. They’re clearly only sorry they got caught. Could they really not come up with filters on their own? Here’s an idea: make a filter that makes you at least look sorry..