- Snap’s vice president of diversity and inclusion apologized this weekend for the distribution of a Juneteeth filter that many people found offensive and offered new details about the how it was created.
- In an email distributed to the company, Oona King said the filter was a collaboration between black and white employees — and pushed back against criticism that the company had been culturally insensitive.
- The filter asked users to “smile and break the chains” of slavery. King, who is black, said that “in hindsight, we should have developed a more appropriate lens.”
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Snap's head of diversity apologises for 'break the chains' Juneteenth lens
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Snapchat apologizes for Juneteenth filter that prompted users to 'smile' to break chains