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TikTok has come under fire over a "fatphobic" filter that bloated out people's faces and added wrinkles, with users removing the filter at the end to show the difference.
While the platform has since deleted the filter, it appeared on lots of videos due to a popular trend back in June.
It involved using the filter named "double chin" as the song 1, 2, 3 by Sofia Reyes featuring Jason Derulo and De La Ghetto played and while users had the filter on as Reyes sang: "Parece que hoy me gustas un poco más," which roughly means "It seems that today I like you a little more."
One of the videos from the trend that perhaps received the most views came from TikToker @eunicetjoaa who did a close-up clip of the before and after using the filter which has garnered a whopping 29.8m views, 2.3m likes, and over 8,700 comments.
how are you all so openly fatphobic #PrimeDayDreamDeals #healthjourney #fatpeopleproblems #fatphobia #healthyliving
One person wrote: "The best feeling for me is finding a callout post for a toxic trend before I even find the toxic trend. Makes me feel like I’m doing something right."
"Literally why do they always equate jawlines to being pretty," another person said.
Someone else replied: "I know I’m on the right side of TikTok when I see the videos bashing the trend before I see the trend."
While TikToker Bubbles (@bubblesworlddd) similarly slammed the people who took part in the trend.
"I love this trend it's such a confidence boost bc [because] you go from having to see yourself with a larger f@t face & then you take off the filter & feel relieved you don't actually look like that," the on-screen text read as Bubbles look at the camera.