Snapchat releases Marley filter on four/twenty

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bob-marley-photo-3.jpgSocial network Snapchat released a Bob Marley lens filter on four/twenty, which co-incided with the official celebration of weed day.

The lens filter gives you dreadlocks in a Rasta tam, and a digital Bob Marley face, with Marley's One Love, Could You Be Loved, and No Woman No Cry background music interchangeable with the raise of an eyebrow.

However, although the filter was done in partnership with the Bob Marley Estate Snapchat has come under fire for its introduction. Critics point out that the timing of the release of the lens filter was inappropriate.

Persons have shared their disgust on social networking site Twitter where the words 'Bob Marley' have trended worldwide, as users express outrage that Snapchat thought it cool to reduce Bob Marley's legacy to weed day. Many users are questioning why wasn't the filter released on his birthday?

Snapchat has since responded to the backlash, stating that the aim was to give users a new way to share their appreciation for Bob Marley and his music.

 

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