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Monday, 17 April 2017

Snapchat CEO under fire after he brands India a poor country, several Indians unistall the app

Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel's is under fire after he explains disinterest in expanding the business to "poor countries" like India. After he made that statement, the rating of the popular app dropped to a "single star" from an apparent "five star" on the App Store. Seeveral users have also unistalled the app. US-based news website Variety on Saturday quoted Snapchat’s former employee Anthony Pompliano as saying that Spiegel in September 2015 told him that:

“The app is only for rich people. I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain”.
The company has since denied the remarks stating, through its attorneys:
“The simple fact is that he (Pompliano) knows exactly nothing about Snap’s current metrics. He and his lawyers are — not to put too fine a point on matters — just making things up,”
The attorneys termed Pompliano a “disgruntled employee fired for poor performance”.

Before the statement, Indians did not take the comment lightly and took to social media to lash out at the statement from the CEO.
"First of all, I didn't even want to give any freakin' star to this app. Evan (CEO of Snapchat) shows how stupid he is by saying this. I bet 3/4th of his company is run by Indian employees. If he didn't want to expand it to poor countries, then why is this app free? Why didn't he put any charges on it?" a user wrote on App Store, condemning the CEO.
Some users wrote:
"Poor India & Spain need better than Snapchat", "Good bye, My Snapchat Account and Snap Inc. You'll be product of gone by era and derision", and "Poor Evan Spiegel".
The app was also trolled on Twitter. #boycottsnapchat became the most trending hashtag on Twitter overnight.
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18 comments:

christie benjamin said...

LOL! Thats a poor choice of words.

king maker said...

He need to apologize,that was a poor choice words

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

But it's true na. With over one billion population and corrupt leaders, India is indeed poor.


Long live LIB

david paradise said...

Take it or leave it
India is chronically poor

Anonymous said...

People just dey swallow fake news left and right as if say na swallow

ahabike daniel said...

Wrong words

yettiebetty said...

The words has no merit he was not interviewed saying it. A former staff (obviously disgruntled) alleged that he said so...

Hephkay said...


Ur own Nigeria nko.... Oversabi dey worry una

Vivian Reginalds said...

hehehe
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

dibia banks said...

India na country....

Hrm paul said...

Ur dumb for saying India is poor.India appears poor bcos of her traditional way of life.India made 30billion dolls in export of herbal drugs in second quarter Indians manufacturer their own cars wat do u guys in Nigeria manufacturer. Company's are moving to India don't be a knuckle head read up

Esther Norah said...

Take it or leave it, u are chronically stupid. Even dey they r poor, such statement shodnt b made in d public idiot you. It's obvious u dnt manage a business to feel what it will be lik wen jst 1/3 of ur customers back out from ur business. You and him are stupid, period

Winkie Kosuowei said...

Well, it's the truth. If it was Nigeria that was mentioned, Nigerians won't uninstall

Odibe Blessing said...

Lol...oga Snapchat you don see urself

caroline said...

That is no talk at all... He isn't diplomatic at all.

Anonymous said...

Wether he said it or not, one thing that interests me most is the fact that Indians are uniting to send a msg to the Mgt of snapchart on their displeasure on the statement. That is one thing my fellow Nigerians will hardly do when the need arises. We're better at "cyber bullying" each other & being bitter at ourselves. #Smh #LemeHideB4TheyCome4me

Pretty woman friend said...

The man is saying d truth na oo... Dont kno y Indians r angry

Anonymous said...

Nigerians are commenting about India .. very funny.. they themselves are beggar .. they always want to get money by begging it. you can see the face of Nigeria when you enter to this country from airport itself. Airport officers starts asking for bribe. in Nigeria even if you see any police officer or army officer you will never feel safe because they also ask for money ..what type of country it is ..every person is bribing. and still Nigerians are commenting poor about India. seriously ??

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