Trans people are angry at Snapchat’s gender swap filter

Snapchat released a gender swap filter recently and if you’ve been on social media at all in the past week or two, you’ve probably seen people trying it out to see what they might look like as someone of the opposite gender.

Some transgender people aren’t happy about it and Bailey Coffman said in an AP News story, “my gender is not a costume.”

“This story that I feel is very real. I lost a lot to be who I am, and I fought really hard for the body that I’m in. And when certain people post it and write about how silly it is and how goofy they look with this filter,” she continued, “it makes light of the transgender experience.”

Others say it disgusts and triggers them.

However a few feel the filter makes them feel like their true selves.

 

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