Snapchat denies CEO Spiegel's 'India a poor nation' remark
Allegations were made by a 'disgruntled employee fired for poor performance'
Amidst the continuing backlash on Twitter regarding Snapchat Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Evan Spiegel's recent comment on expansion in India, the parent company 'Snap's' attorneys rubbished claims while saying that no such comment was made.
"The simple fact is that he understands precisely nothing about Snap's present metrics. He and his lawyers are — to not put too fine a point on matters — just making things up," said the attorneys, as reported by Variety.
The CEO had previously while discussing the expansion strategies in a meeting allegedly disregarded an employee's concern of the slow growth rate of the app in India, stating that it was merely meant for the 'rich people'.
According to one of the employees, Spiegel had during a meeting said, "This app is only for rich people. I don't want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain."
After reports of Spiegel's so-called claims of Snapchat being an 'affluent people's program,' the Indian users took to Twitter to state their dissent on the remark, thus paving the means for widespread negativity.
Shortly after Variety published the so-called comment, the app's ratings on Google play store saw a sudden decline, a 4.4 to a 3.6 rating. Furthermore, the number of one-star rating by the users shot up hours. 24 192,906 in just