Skip To Content
BuzzFeed News Home Reporting To You

Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link.

Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies.

Asian People Are Not Impressed With Their Matches On Google's Museum Selfie Feature

A spokesperson for Google told BuzzFeed News they are always working to ensure their app includes as many different pieces of art as possible.

Posted on January 17, 2018, at 10:12 a.m. ET

Last week, people discovered the Google Arts and Culture app's "Is Your Portrait In A Museum?" selfie function.

Damn lol, p good likeness for a pic taken on the fly at #GoogleArtsandCulture

The app will match your selfies with a piece of art from museums around the world. The function has been about for a while but really caught on recently.

Wow #GoogleArtsandCulture selfie match works on cats too!

"Hey, #GoogleArtsandCulture, which painting do you think truly embodies me?" "Hmm. Here, have a battlefield corpse…

Wow rude #GoogleArts #GoogleArtsandCulture

However, a number of Asian people who have used the app have expressed their disappointment with it.

The Google Arts and Culture app thinks I look like a "Beautiful [Japanese] Woman"! :p Get more Asian faces in your…

Is no one going to bring up the uncomfortable fact that this #GoogleArtsandCulture app is kind of, um, racist???’s because I’m Asian, right @Google? #Selfie #Google #Arts #Culture #Portrait

Some people have complained that the app lacks a variety of Asian art.

This @Google app feels racist but also there doesn’t seem to be enough Asian art represented in their database.

what I've learned so far from Google's arts and culture freaky face app is that there were like two female Asian fa…

And thus Asian faces are being matched to a limited number of non-diverse options, i.e., a lot of geishas and not much else.

If you do that whole Google Arts & Culture app portrait comparison as an Asian male, it gives you one of 5-6 portra…

The only Asian guy on this app I think. #GoogleArtsandCulture

This isn't the first time facial recognition apps have had issues with nonwhite users. When Snapchat's filters were launched, people said they appeared to lighten skin, while Russian app FaceApp briefly featured black and yellowface filters.

Friend: Bro, check out this new Google Arts and culture app you take a selfie and it matches you with a piece of ar…

A spokesperson for Google told BuzzFeed News that they are continually working to make sure the app has the most diverse collection of art possible.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.