FaceApp have been forced to apologise over controversial filters which allowed users to ‘black up’.
Selfie-editing app FaceApp have now removed four filters – Asian, Black, Caucasion and Indian after backlash.
After the ethnicity-impersonating filters started to garner criticism online, FaceApp said they were all ‘designed to be equal’.
A FaceApp spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘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.’
Despite the company’s stance that the ‘blacking up’ feature had no negative connotations, there was widespread criticism on social media.
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A FaceApp spokesperson has now confirmed that the controversial filters have been pulled.