An image of KrissyKakess rocking nerdy glasses and fangs went viral a while back and became the background for quite a few memes.
Soon, the quirky image was found as one of the new filters on the Snapchat and KrissyKakess called them out about it on twitter:
While the social media giant never responded to the accusation, they did ‘alter’ the filter to remove the fangs and nose ring.
For the record, it’s not the first time the social media giant has been accused of ‘stealing’ someone’s art for their popular filter features. Just last year, another makeup artist called them out when he saw an exact replica of his joker face as a filter.
The creative process sometimes involves inspiration, but it should never result in copying. We have already implemented additional layers of review for all designs.
Copying other artists isn’t something we will tolerate, and we’re taking appropriate action internally with those involved.