Open Post: Snapchat’s “N***** Crime Death Counter”

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Sam Robeson - March 14, 2018

This week both Snapchat and Instagram came under fire for a gif available through their GIPHY feature that depicts a white man directing a monkey to crank a "n***** crime death counter." Basically, it's racist. And when I say racist, I mean, hilariously, unfathomably, wildly racist. Snapchat and Instagram might as well have featured a gif of Shia LaBeouf throwing singles on a Mandingo fight. Naturally Instagram and Snapchat cut ties with GIPHY until the site can block uploads from Paula Deen. But thankfully we'll always have this reminder of the blunder.


Photo Credit: Snapchat

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