While Snapchat’s popularity is growing in India as a social media platform, a claim from the CEO startled the region. Regarding Snapchat’s expansion in India, CEO Evan Spiegel reportedly claimed, the South Asian country isn’t in his consideration. Spiegel won’t expand Snapchat in India because the country is too poor.
The CEO of one of the hottest social media platforms doesn’t “want to expand into poor countries like India. In fact, the words aren’t from Evan Spiegel. Rather, the censored statement came from Anthony Pompliano, a former Snapchat employee.
An American magazine Variety reported the news making statement. “Pompliano, who had just been hired away from Facebook, contends that he presented methods to address the issue, but that Evan Spiegel, the company’s CEO, abruptly cut him off.”
“This app is only for rich people,” Spiegel said, according to Pompliano. “I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain.
Despite Snapchat having said the claim is “ridiculous”, people in India heavily criticized the company. Eventually, some users in India are provoking people not to use Snapchat anymore. Moreover, people are giving poor ratings to Snapchat.
Interestingly, the whole news became more interesting with anti-Indian Kashmiri people giving Snapchat 5 stars. From Business Insider we learned that Kashmiri people are installing Snapchat to show their anger and hate against India.