People are angry on the Internet, and for once, it's for a good reason—the youthful social network Snapchat just got busted (probably) stealing their latest filter from the artist Alexander Khoklov, who used the same design in one of his works. This is Khoklov's design, made with the help of makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan and featured on the cover of Scientific American Mind:
And here is the Snapchat filter in action:
According to BuzzFeed, Khoklov was never contacted for the use of his image by Snapchat. Snapchat has since removed the filter.
“We agree that this lens is similar to other artists’ creations and we have removed it,” said a Snapchat spokesperson to BuzzFeed. “We are sorry for this embarrassing mistake and we are taking action to make sure it won’t happen again.”
This is one Snapchat mistake that won't erase itself after a few seconds.