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Cruel or Funny? Parents are Trying Snapchat's Viral Spider Filter On their Kids

Snapchat's new Halloween-themed spider filter is spooking kids out across the globe.

Anurag Verma | News18.com

Updated:November 6, 2019, 7:58 AM IST
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Cruel or Funny? Parents are Trying Snapchat's Viral Spider Filter On their Kids
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Hello Internet, we meet again. This time, with an Internet challenge, that is spooking kids out in different parts of the world.

After popping Tide pods, jumping out of moving cars, squeezing themselves in trash bags - all to complete a challenge - the people of the web now have a new filter to toy around with.

Yes, Snapchat has done it again. Going with the Halloween theme, the multimedia messaging app recently rolled out a "spider" filter that leaves virtual tarantulas crawling across the face and mouths of the person trying it.

Sounds harmless, right?

Parents across the world, however, took their Snapchat game one notch up by trying the creepy filter not on themselves but on their unsuspecting kids instead, letting loose the 8-legged creatures crawl over their kids' faces and mouths whilst recording their reactions.

Such is the craze around the filter that makeup mogul and social media personality Kylie Jenner couldn't help but join the fad by pranking her daughter Stormi with the viral filter. Stormi, on her part, was totally chill about it.

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Many others, who didn't partake in the ongoing trend, felt that the filter was cruel in nature and wondered if it would trigger arachnophobia (fear of spiders and other arachnids such as scorpions) among the kids at such a tender age.

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time the parents have found themselves in the midst of online criticism for trying out an Internet challenge.

Earlier in March, parents tried their hands on #CheeseChallenge which involved them flinging cheese slices at unsuspecting toddlers and posting their reactions on social media.

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