According to recent reports, Snapchat has strongly refuted the allegations made by their former employee Anthony Pompliano who claims that its CEO Evan Spiegel made a statement that the app is only for rich people and not for poor countries like India and Spain. This remark caused an uproar in the country as it hurt the sentiments of the Indian people.
The users started uninstalling the app as soon as the statement made public to show their protest.
They also started showing anger by trolling the CEO of the company on various social media plaforms.
“Obviously Snapchat is for everyone! It’s available worldwide to download for free,” a spokesperson for Snapchat said in a statement to CNN. The spokesperson also said that those words were written by their former employee in a lawsuit for his case. The company is grateful to its Indian users for their support and understanding.
The statement emerged last week when documents were made public from a lawsuit by Pompliano against Snap, Snapchat’s parent company.
Pompliano was fired in 2015 after only three weeks at the company.
However, many people downgraded and uninstalled the mobile application of e-commerce platform Snapdeal instead of Snapchat in a midst of confusion to mark their protest against the comment made by Snapchat CEO about the Indian market.