After the shocking statement made by the CEO of Snapchat, the ratings of the app went down radically. Well, this was meant to happen as the CEO criticized India and Spain. This all started when the U.S.-based website Variety quoted that Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat, stated that Snapchat is an app and is meant for rich people, not for poor countries such as India and Spain.
This created a chaos in the two countries. The feeling of patriotism was awaked among the citizens of India. Users started uninstalling the apps and this resulted in the dropping down the rating of app from 4 stars to 1 star. Users also condemned the CEO and expressed their feelings on social media platform. Here are some for you.
“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.
“I haven’t seen any Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians etc Tweets yet. Thanks @Snapchat for Uniting us,” a user tweeted.
“I was addicted to @Snapchat but I love my country more than this app. Let’s see how you earn without Indians. @evanspiegel #boycottsnapchat,” another user wrote on twitter.
Some users even flagged the app for hateful content and left a message, “Dear @snapchatsupport, flagged you for hateful content. #boycottsnapchat”.
Well, the statement made by Evan has indeed charged him a fortune. He better start taking steps to clear this mess or else time is near where the company will no longer exist in ‘POOR’ countries such as India and Spain.