We鈥檙e pretty darn psyched to be celebrating International Women鈥檚 Day today, recognizing aesthetic trailblazers and聽stars using their platform to change the world,聽among other awesome ladies. We鈥檙e also thrilled that plenty of other folks seem to be eagerly getting in on the action. However, Snapchat鈥檚 efforts have not only turned out to be somewhat controversial 鈥 they鈥檝e sparked some pretty nasty backlash.


Introducing Rosa Parks, Frida Kahlo, and Marie Curie filters聽for 24 hours to help users celebrate International Women鈥檚 Day, Snapchat even worked with the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute to design her lens, and as for the Frida Kahlo option, the company told Mashable, 鈥淚n the age of the selfie, Frida is considered to be the first selfie artist; she told a story of love, life, strength and passion thru her self-portraits.鈥

Despite their good intentions, folks aren鈥檛 seeing the sitch in the same way.

While some are upset about possible black-face pics鈥

Others can鈥檛 understand the inaccuracies鈥

Or the seemingly sexual nature of a few of the filters鈥 aspects鈥

What do you think about Snapchat鈥檚 International Women鈥檚 Day filters and聽the response to them? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t Cosmopolitan; photos via Jerod Harris/Getty)