Evan Spiegel, the Chief Executive Officer of Snapchat recently found himself in the middle of a controversy after an ex-employee said the CEO stated that India is ‘too poor’ for Snapchat to consider expanding its user base. The 26-year-old CEO’s abominable comments were published this week, on 11th April, reports the Variety.
The report states that during a meeting Anthony Pompliano, a former employee, raised his concerns about the slow growth of the app in a market like India which has a growing mobile penetration. To which Spiegel allegedly replied, “this app is only for rich people, I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain.”
After the report of his despicable comments came into light, twitter users started trolling and slamming Spiegel. Soon after #uninstallsnapchat and #boycottsnapchat started trending on the social media platform.
Here are some of the reactions:
Dear Snapchat CEO @evanspiegel India is the only country where in-spite of being sad & confused, we act cool & happy, Like your ideal users.— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) April 15, 2017
So Acc to Snapchat CEO My India ???????? is a Poor Country. Now Mr Evan Spiegel You will turn into Millionaire from Billionaire #uninstallsnapchat— Anmol Katiyar ???????? (@Anmol_77) April 15, 2017
I felt this tide of fury at the Snapchat CEO but then it was gone in ten seconds.— Rohan (@mojorojo) April 15, 2017
I've never used #Snapchat. After seeing folks reaction. i just installed it, rated 1 star & uninstalled. feeling nice. Maine b Boycott kia ????— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) April 15, 2017
Snapchat CEO called India a poor country.— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) April 15, 2017
Now a Indian should work hard, become rich, buy Snapchat, and marry his daughter Bollywood style
Snapchat CEO's net worth is USD 4 Billion and Mukesh ambani's USD 30 Billion. He can purchase #snapchat 7 times lol.????bas itne hi poor hai ????— akhilkoul143 (@akhilkoul143) April 15, 2017
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