Saudi Cleric Bans Use Of Snapchat Filters Calling Them ‘Sinful’

A prominent Saudi cleric has prohibited the use of filters on the popular Snapchat app claiming they are “sinful”.

Nasser al-Omar, who has more than two million Twitter followers, called on the faithful to avoid “distorting the image of the human face and the creation of God just to make people laugh”.

Even though he did not name the app, Twitter followers were quick to link Omar’s references to “censored photography” to the app.

Some of them tweeted back a picture of the cleric’s face with the flower crown lens, which debuted during the first weekend of Coachella festival.

Saudi Arabia has the highest percentage of people aged 16 to 20 using the mobile app in the Middle East, according to Global Web Index.

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