The attack comes after claims by a former Snap Inc. employee that CEO Evan Spiegel allegedly said that he didn’t “want to expand in poor countries like India and Spain”.
Earlier this week, an ex-Snapchat employee claimed in a lawsuit that CEO Evan Spiegel allegedly once said that “this app [Snapchat] is only for rich people” and because of that he would not want to expand in “poor countries” like India and Spain.
Snap Inc. has since denied all claims. “This is ridiculous. Obviously Snapchat is for everyone! It's available worldwide to download for free,” a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.
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Irrespective of the fact that there’s no proof of the statements being made, Indians have taken offence by the alleged statement, going so far as to dragging the app’s five-star rating down to one-star in a matter of hours.
And the carnage didn’t stop there. Indians have now taken to attacking Spiegal through his fiancée model Miranda Kerr’s Instagram.
The comments have been vicious and unyielding, showcasing people’s disdain towards Spiegal’s alleged statements.