MSM Tried To Trample ‘Non-Tolerant’ Makeup Removing App

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MakeApp founder Ashot Gabrelyanov said that despite being deemed a “white supremacist,” “misogynist” and “Putin’s spy” by the US media his makeup removing app has been a smashing success.

In his Medium post, Gabrelyanov describes how the idea to create the app came to him:

“[…] we were developing a photo-realistic digital makeup technology. While experimenting with it, we found out that neural nets can both apply and remove makeup.

“Hmm, that might be interesting,” I thought and suggested that we tap the market using this feature.”

This provoked a curious reaction:

“All our Russian team members voted in favor of launching this experiment. Only one team member, Pir, my close friend and a US citizen, was against it.

He argued that the US media would dismiss this feature and accuse us of sexism. Having lived my whole life in Russia, I could hardly understand what he was talking about. I could not realize what was wrong with this makeup removal function. I listened to all the arguments and decided to keep this feature and release the app.”

When the app was released, it became a success. First it took Asia by storm, then it tore the charts in Europe.

“Asian media were positive about our project, and Twitter users were really excited too. My American friend’s concerns have proved unfounded. “Asia loves us!” — he messaged me.

Media in China, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand were teeming with very favorable headlines. MakeApp became a bestseller in just one day.”

“MakeApp took the UK by storm, followed by Germany, Sweden, Italy, and others. The Daily Mail repeated my experiment and tested out the app on stars. MakeApp hit the news headlines.”

The coverage was positive, as opposed to the media reaction in the US, with the first piece published by a major outlet titled “A male ex-Russian propagandist is behind an unflattering AI app that shows how women look without makeup”.

Recounting the correspondence with the author of the piece, Gabrelyanov came to a conclusion:

“My correspondence with Shona Ghosh showed that her primary interest was to hype the clickbait story rather than to investigate the app and technology. “Russian-Kremlin-spy-sexist-racist” — heck, this guy is a dream come true for the yellow press!

From our correspondence, I became aware that her agenda was to make me into a wicked monster and the app into a spawn of hell. Which I mentioned to her.”

Accusations of racism, sexism and being a Russian spy, with an apparent agenda to destroy the beautiful image of the American woman, followed.

“The only thing that seemed to interest them was the “Russian male–sexist–propagandist–who wants to make women ugly” narrative.”

In the end, the US media machine ultimately took Gabrelyanov for a spin: the media got the clicks, and he got free coverage of his app, which earned him nearly quarter of a million of new downloads.

“I must admit that we owe a certain amount of our success to those unprofessional journalists. It was their sensationalist fluff that helped us acquire over 200,000 new installations and top the US App Store ratings over the course of five days of hype. Besides giving us their appreciation, our grateful users also support the project financially. We began to earn thousands of dollars per day.”

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  • Barba_Papa

    This week in stupid: SJW’s again manage to accomplish the opposite of what they had intended.

  • Turbofan

    Didnt know such an app existed ..well now I do

  • Garga

    Well, if make up has the power to transform someone this much:
    https://files.brightside.me/files/news/part_35/351510/preview-14992910-650×341-98-1499464679.jpg

    I’d say this app is a very useful tool! ;)
    Perhaps the US MSM is right to a degree. This app can’t turn any woman ugly. It just shows what’s beneath those thick layers of powder and colours, if it works well.

    Source for that pic, with 15 more examples.
    Strange times. One can’t trust own eyes anymore!

  • SG

    They don’t like this because feminist hypocrites like to complain about things that lead to women losing advantages over men, they only “care about equality” in areas where they already have equality and in areas where men have advantages over men. This is why they want to keep advantage the advantages they already have over men, because in practice they don’t actually care about equality in the first place, for the globalists desire to breakup the nuclear family to bring in more immigrants to further fragment Western civilization.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n67hcWV6a9A&t=852s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih4RYO1te8s&t=226s

    • SG

      This is why they don’t like sex bots, nor do they like this supposedly sexist makeup removal app. Typical of them to want to keep their own makeup removal articles and bogus photo shop videos (two attempts in social engineering to make less attractive women seem more attractive to men, it was bound to fail), yet hate it when it’s turned against them. This is because they’re unable to prove their false arguments and thus are intolerant of anything these half-baked pseudo intellectuals can’t push aside through excessive propaganda and intellectually dishonest arguments.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqRrpCfJrak&t=95s

      From Mark Collett’s video titled: “The Jewish Role in the Porn Industry”

      [A frank discussion on the disproportionate role played by Jews in the porn industry. Whilst not all Jews are involved in encouraging and supporting pornography the West, leading Jewish authors on the subject admit that Jews have played a disproportionate role in the industry and their motivation is not simply financial. Whilst in the West we are seeing an increasing amount of sexualised material pushed upon society, in Israel family values take centre stage and by law internet pornography is blocked by internet service providers.

      My book, The Fall of Western Man is now available. It is available as a FREE eBook and also in hardback and paperback editions.]

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwd_Iofr6ZQ&t=338s

  • Brother Ma

    I reckon it is a load of bullshit .

  • SG

    Strange how they were the ones who went on about makeup versus no makeup comparisons in the first place. They’re only against it now because of the inverted intention of this app compared to what was originally intended, which was to portray unattractive women as being more attractive than they really are by trying to show before and after comparisons of attractive women with makeup and no makeup comparisons.

    Of course this convoluted psyop failed, which is why they don’t like it now as it helps to create an impression of what women look like without the application of makeup. While there certainly happen to be highly attractive women that only tend to apply the minimal amounts of makeup, feminists tried to portray these women as being a much rarer phenomenon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN9SNIX-g8A

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtqKlkiNL6o

  • Kell

    Truth – the enemy of jews, cat ladies and fags that infest the West.