Even with Facebook and Instagram creating their versions, Snapchat is the pioneer and the best when it comes to face filters. Almost all celebrities are using this app, including Selena Gomez. And while they usually use the apps to promote themselves, Gomez has never been afraid to use these platforms to call the apps out when she believed it was the right thing to do.
The singer has pointed out in a Snapchat video that many of the “pretty” filters turn the user’s eyes blue, and when you use the “funny” ones, there are no filtered blue eyes at all.
Here’s what she had to say in the long-expired video: “Literally every single Snapchat filter has blue eyes,” Gomez said. “But…what if you have brown eyes? Am I supposed to have these eyes to look good?” In another clip, she tried out the enlarged-nose filter and the filter that turns your mouth into an oversized lemon shape. These filters go in the “funny” category, but do nothing to the user’s eye color. “They use my brown eyes for this one,” she said about the latter. “I don’t understand; they have all the blue eyes for the [filters] that are really pretty.” Snapchat has a particular effect on society and the way we perceive each other in these modern times. And while it’s never wrong to play around with the app’s filters, don’t let it negatively impact your standard of beauty, and mess up your sense of self. Gomez ended her post by reminding her followers that “brown eyes are beautiful.” And she couldn’t be more right about that!