Instagram removes ‘mute white people’ button from app after backlash

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Instagram’s “mute white people” button has been deleted from the social media app after widespread backlash and criticism that the sticker was racist. According to the Washington Examiner, the “mute white people” button is called the “unbothered sticker”, and it was created by Refinery29, a social justice blog filled with other totally not racist claptrap. The sticker was uploaded to GIPHY, and available for use on Instagram, along with others such as “Pay Black Women,” “Reparation$$$,” and “Afro-Latina Magic.” There have been more than 3 billion views of these uploads.