Twitter Slams People Using ‘Blackface Filter’ On Instagram, Says It Promotes ‘Colourism’

Colourism is a constant battle we are constantly fighting against. But it is difficult to bring change in a society that for long has believed that fair skin is acceptable and dark skin is not. Despite the brand ‘Fair & Lovely’ changing its name to magazines and films featuring dark-skinned people, much of the country still supports colourism.

For example, many young people have been using a filter on Instagram which makes their skin look black. They have been further using it to make before-and-after ‘Reels’ – being sad about having dark skin and happy while having fair skin. Screenshots were shared by a Twitter user. Have a look:

People online slammed Instagram users for using the above-mentioned filter. Many highlighted how this promoted colourism and racism.


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