TikTok: Fat Face Filter removed following ‘fatphobic’ accusations

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The Chubby Face filter on TikTok has sparked huge controversy after it’s ‘accidental’ release in the UK.

What is the fat face filter?

The fat (or chubby) face filter is pretty self-explanatory: it aims to make your face look fatter. There is an option to choose how many ‘times’ fatter you want to be and it has become one of the latest TikTok trends.

Why has the TikTok and Instagram filter sparked controversy?

Though the filter was accidentally released in the UK, it still received a tremendous amount of backlash for ‘promoting fat-shaming.’ The filter has also been called out for being offensive and problematic to those of different shapes and sizes

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Following all these accusations, the filter still seems to be quite popular. Many have used it on friends and family, while some have put the filter on celebs such as Billie Eilish, Chris Evans, Kylie Jenner & more. Scroll down for examples: