A new popular Snapchat filter depicts users as a crying, blubbering mess — leading the Internet to believe it might be inspired by Amber Heard … a theory that’s total BS.
If you use the ghost app regularly, you’ve probably seen this feature by now — it’s an augmented reality lens you can throw onto your mug, changing your facial expression to one that’s hilariously sad and emotive … and it’s got the kids hooked, as lots of these videos have now gone viral.
While it might be a hit … it’s also become the cause of a new rumor/joke — namely, that the Snapchat heads must’ve used Amber’s crying last week on the stand as the blueprint here.
Despite the rampant speculation, we’re here to tell you otherwise … a spokesperson for Snap tells TMZ there’s simply no truth whatsoever, that the lens is inspired by Amber Heard and if you think about this logistically — it just doesn’t add up.
We’re told that this specific filter — which just dropped Friday — has been in the works for 6 months … so it was being developed well before Amber ever offered her tearful testimony. More importantly, Snapchat tells us they’d never play coy with a DV case.
Another tell that this has nothing to do with Amber … the fact Snap dropped a filter that does the exact opposite not too long ago (big smiley face), so naturally — sad face would follow.
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Like we said, the crying face filter is all the rage since its debut last week — it’s already amassed upwards of 1.3 billion impressions on Snapchat, we’re told — and it was especially used in NFL circles, where some of the league’s biggest stars were having fun shedding fake tears for their followers and friends … and to be honest, it’s pretty freakin’ funny.
What’s not funny … spreading fake news and misinformation — and the AH connection is exactly that.