Woman claims TikTok’s new ‘Bold Glamour’ filter goes ‘too far’

TikTok released a new filter called “Bold Glamor” and the app is obsessed with it. The filter has hit For You sites around the world, with over 6.4 million videos attached.

The filter brightens and smoothes the skin while providing a more contoured face. Users are shocked at how real it looks, sparking a conversation about the possible ill effects of such a realistic filter.

Rosaura Alvarez (@rosaura_alvrz) posted a video with the filter “It’s a problem” as she touched her face.

“As someone who has experienced bodies [dysmorphia] As I grow up, it makes me nauseous; tik tok you can’t make this possible…it’s disgusting for our youth,” she wrote in her caption.

Body dysmorphia is a mental health problem in which a person cannot stop focusing on a perceived physical flaw. About 1 in 50 people suffer from body dysmorphia, according to the International OCD Foundation.

Her post went viral, garnering over 8.5 million views and 325,000 likes. Several people in the comments agree that once removed, the filter can cause problems for a person.

“YES! Filters are cute whatever but sooo many people really think they look like this in real life!!!” replied @cydviicious.

“The problem is when I see myself like this I think I look like this and then I hate my true colors,” said @anothersavagemom.

Alvarez shot a follow-up video about the filter to try to further explain what she was trying to say.

“Of course I recognize that I have a filter on. What I meant is that it’s so hyper-realistic you almost can’t tell there’s a filter on,” Alvarez said.

There’s even a trend of users posting what they look like with and without the filter, with the joke that they were “humiliated” when it was removed.

“I love how this filter just abuses EVERYONE,” said @wei.rd02.

From the number of videos posted about being “humiliated” by the filter, it’s clear that disappointment sets in as soon as the camera turns off. Whether this can be directly correlated with body dysmorphia remains to be seen. Still, Alvarez’s claim sparked conversation about a serious mental health issue.

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