Indian People Slam Snapchat After Its CEO Called India Is Too Poor

Indian People Slam SnapChat After Its CEO Called India Is Too Poor

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SnapChat CEO Evan Spiegel made a statement that Snapchat is for rich people and India is too Poor. Approximately 4 million Indians who use this app on a daily basis, this comment came as a shock for SnapChat Indian users and they have started boycotting the app.

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Evan Spiegel Statement

According to a report by Variety, Spiegel allegedly made the comment during a meeting to discuss the growth of the app’s user base in 2015. When an employee raised concern about the app’s slow growth in a market like India, Spiegel interptted an employee saying, “This app is only for rich people." Variety quoted the employee’s revelation about Spiegel's reply: “I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain.” 

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According to unverified reports, Snapchat had close to 4 million users in India last year. While though the exact user base is not available, this number is expected to have grown since then.

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Day after this news broke out, the rating of Snapchat dropped to a 'single star' of a current version based on approximately 6099 ratings and all versions rating to one and a half star from around 9527 ratings.

Every big companies know that India has a very huge market and the statements from other CEO's also proves that they are aware about the market they have in India.

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As soon as the statement came out, the app was also trolled on Twitter. #boycottsnapchat became the most trending hashtag on Twitter overnight. 
 

https://twitter.com/PhoenixPhantoms/status/853166112879542272

https://twitter.com/Anmol_77/status/853188328744562688

https://twitter.com/yashjn56/status/853319415995129856

This will make people think before speaking against India. What are your reactions to this comment from Snapchat, share with us in the comment below.

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