Despite the internet sparking rumors that Snapchat's popular filter depicting a crying, blubbering mess was inspired by an emotional Amber Heard on the stand, it's been confirmed there's no truth behind the speculation whatsoever.
For those who aren't frequent Snapchat users or haven't seen videos of people pranking each other by putting the comical filter on others without telling them, the new feature changes your facial expression to one that's hilariously sad and emotional.
Despite the filter becoming a hit because it's comical on its own, it also sparked a new joke that the those behind Snapchat must've used Heard's meltdown on the stand last week during her testimony as the blueprint for the trending feature.
"The Amber Heard filter is going hard, and they are killing me," one Twitter user quipped, per the outlet. "New #AmberHeard Snapchat filter just dropped. Am dead," a second added as a third joked: "The crying filter on sc was definitely inspired by amber heard."
A fourth chimed in: "Snapchat has really out done themselves with the Amber heard filter, sorry crying filter."
However, a rep for Snapchat told TMZ the lens is completely not inspired by Heard, because if you think about it logistically, it just doesn't make sense. The hysterical crying filter, which dropped Friday, May 6, was in the works for six months, meaning it was developed long before Heard took the stand in the $50 million defamation lawsuit brought against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp.
The spokesperson also pointed out Snapchat released another filter not too long ago that transformed people's faces into them having giant smiles, so the sad face was a natural follow up.
And while internet users weren't right about Snapchat mocking Heard, they have caught on to some other comical instances related to the headline-making case. After noticing several cracks in Heard's stories about instances of alleged abuse at the hands of the actor, social media users were quick to reenact the situations as she described them, proving the sequence of events didn't line up.
Online users also accused Heard of fake crying on the stand, pretending to be fearful when the Pirates of the Caribbean star was walking towards her direction in the courtroom and possibly the most outrageous rumor spread online thus far was that she was allegedly doing drugs while on the stand.
The case is in recess until Monday, May 16, when Heard will return to the stand.