A new popular Snapchat filter shows users as a howling, blubbery mess — leading the internet to think it may have been inspired by Amber heard … a theory that is total BS.
If you use the Ghost app regularly, you’ve probably already seen this feature — it’s an augmented reality lens that you can throw on your mug that changes your facial expression to one that’s hilariously sad and emotional… and it got the kids hooked as many of these videos have now gone viral.
While it may have been a hit, it has also become the source of a new rumor/joke that the Snapchat headlines must have used Amber cried last week on the stand as a blueprint here.
Despite the rampant speculation, we’re here to tell you otherwise… a Snap spokesperson tells TMZ there’s just no truth, that the lens was inspired by Amber Heard and if you think logistically about this – it just isn’t add up.
We’re told that this particular filter — which was released just Friday — has been six months in the making… so it was developed long before Amber gave her tearful testimony. More importantly, Snapchat tells us they would never play coy with a DV case.
Another tells that this has nothing to do with Amber… the fact that Snap dropped a filter that not long ago does the exact opposite (big smiley), so of course – a sad face would follow.
As we mentioned, the crying faces filter has been all the rage since its debut last week — it’s already racked up over 1.3 billion impressions on Snapchat, we’re told — and it’s been used mostly in NFL circles, where some of the league’s biggest stars had fun shedding fake tears for their followers and friends…and to be honest it’s pretty funny.
Which isn’t funny…spreading fake news and misinformation — and the AH connection is just that.