Guys, it’s Snapchat that you are looking for! Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel was at the receiving end of Indians outrage after a former employee alleged that he called India a poor country and that “the app is only for rich people”. Reportedly, Snap.inc, the parent company of the social media application has called the allegations “ridiculous”. However, some people, has got Snapchat and Snapdeal confused.
Here is what happened:
After the backlash on social media, Snapchat denied the reports calling them ‘ridiculous’. The company’s spokesperson said Snapchat is grateful for its support in India and the world while adding, “the words were written by disgruntled former employee.”
Despite the clarification, people were not ready to relent and took to Twitter to retaliate against the US company. Not only that, on Sunday, Snapchat’s rating fell to one star from four on the Apple store with many deleting the app.
Over the weekend, hashtags like #boycottSnapchat and #Uninstall-Snapchat were trending.
But, here comes the twist! People mistook Snapdeal for Snapchat and started trolling the former instead. Many started writing bad reviews for the Indian e-commerce player and de-rated it too.
Many on social media noticed this in no time. Amidst fits of laughter, this is how they reacted largely.
People are uninstalling Snapdeal thinking it’s CEO said it, Now he will say we are not only poor but also illiterate 🙁
— Saverita Fernandes. (@Fernandes_Savvy) April 16, 2017
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) April 16, 2017
Snapchat CEO : Indians are Poor
Snapdeal CEO : And stupid Also.
— Kashif⚡️ (@kashyyB__) April 17, 2017
Snapchat for India.
Snapdeal for Amir.
Tinder for wife.
Twitter for peace.
WhatsApp for news.
Uber for taxi.
My phone. For life.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) April 17, 2017
Snapchat: India is a poor country
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) April 16, 2017
— Prerna Jha (@prerna_nanhi) April 16, 2017
— Aditya Paul (@adityampaul) April 16, 2017
— Shubham Lahoti (@shubhamlahoti_) April 16, 2017
Basically Snapdeal is the younger sibling who gets scolded for no reason ?
— Pranav . (@pranavvvvvvvvvv) April 16, 2017
— Usman (@Usman) April 17, 2017
— aunty gormint (@GormintAunty) April 17, 2017
— Duggal Saab (@DuggalSaab) April 17, 2017
Snapdeal CEO after watching the reviews of the app pic.twitter.com/K9yatXts92
— The Himalayas (@mounteverest_) April 16, 2017