Migs Blog 04/21/16 "Snap-Chatter!"

April 21, 2016

Here we go again with people getting “upset” over the most ridiculous thing.  If you are a Snapchat user, you know that they have a fun and ridiculous feature where you can put your face through a filter that will make it look like a dog, a panda, a tomato, etc.  Here are some of them on my face…

At times they have timely filters to keep up with pop culture…or pot culture with this one (waka waka) as they made a filter on the stoner holiday – 420 – where you can look like Bob Marley.  The filter puts dreadlocks on you, and darkens your skin color.  Here is what I look like…

Very trippy?  Yes.  Very offensive? C’mon.  I didn’t see it as being offensive, I saw it as a way to honor a musical legend.  Other people are upset that his name is being associated with stoners.  Ok, seriously people…relax.  Last I checked, Bob Marley was a cannabis advocate. 

AJ Francis of the Hawks summed it up best on Twitter…he was responding to a headline on CNN that said: "Snapchat is facing backlash after introducing this Bob Marley lens".