Indians have literally set Twitter on fire after they had turned down the derogatory comments made by Evan Spiegel, who called India a poor country which ain’t worth expansion of their business.
Digging a little deeper, 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. This came into limelight almost a couple of years after he had allegedly made these comments.
When an employee raised concern about the app’s slow growth in a market like India, which has a growing mobile penetration, Spiegel cut the employee mid-sentence reportedly 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.”
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.
Twitter literally annihilated Evan as they felt really offended on the remarks made on India.
— Surgeon Strange (@Karthiknagrao) April 16, 2017
Another humor tweet which is being circulated with claims that Mukesh Ambani made it..
Dear Snapchat CEO,
You jst triggrd the country wid 1.25 billion population! Enjoy the hatrd! 🙂
We Indians.🇮🇳 #boycottsnapchat
— Abdul Wahid Khan (@iamwahid1998) April 16, 2017
India a country with more than a billion population. Dear CEO think what will become of your app. #boycottsnapchat
— Anushka (@_anxshkka_) April 16, 2017
If an Indian biz man can overtake d car giants " Land Rover n Jaguar " thn ur "107 MB app" is not a big deal.😉🤗#boycottsnapchat
— nidhi 🇮🇳 (@nidhihparikh) April 16, 2017
— Funday Times (@KeepEat_Simple) April 16, 2017
— Ajay Maru (@caajaymaru) April 16, 2017
SnapChat target Revenue in 2016 is $303M,
Worth of crackers india burnt in 2016 is $606M
— Sushant kumar rai (@Skraivns) April 16, 2017
— akash joshi (@joshiakashn) April 16, 2017
After the statement given by Snapchat's CEO, Indians be like
"tumhari SC ki taisi"#boycottsnapchat
— Professor GyaanCho™ (@thehasnainraza) April 16, 2017
Power of 1.21 billion people
We have 2.42 billion middle finger😂😂😂
— Dilawar Singh (@Dilawar07) April 16, 2017
— Raushan Raj (@AskRaushan) April 16, 2017
Snapchat CEO : india is poor
Swiss bank : next joke plz !!! 😂😂#boycottsnapchat
— MoNu (@manojlilani123) April 16, 2017