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#BoycottSnapchat: Snapchat CEO facing Backlash for allegedly labeling India a Poor Country



Evan Spiegel, founder and CEO of popular social media interaction app Snapchat is currently on the receiving end of a backlash following claims made in various media outlets that he referred to India and Spain as poor countries. The claims were purportedly unverified and were made by an ex-employee but it has gotten Indians riled up and most of them have begin uninstalling the app from their phones. Snapchat has debunked the claims and labeled the allegations ridiculous but it could be a little too late as their ratings have taken a hit following a barrage of social media posts and one-star ratings on Google and Apple app stores.

Photo Credit: Twitter – @Snapchat


  1. John

    April 17, 2017 at 9:44 am

    india ..where a bunch of nigerians stupidly go to have nice life.smh..that is to show how low the black race has fallen

  2. Vibe

    April 17, 2017 at 11:50 am

    He should have labelled them a VERY poor country.

  3. ec

    April 17, 2017 at 11:53 am

    What is our business with india . are they a rich country before?

  4. Rainbow

    April 17, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    I’m sure if they call Nigeria a poor/slum/fraudulent country, you all would have reacted the same way.

    • Stephanie

      April 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      True. And we would have still been delusional

  5. LemmeRant

    April 17, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Abeg India is a poor country, so is Nigeria. I don’t understand why people have to get angry at facts as if social media ranting is going to make the country richer.

    • Pat

      April 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      Gbam! Poor and racist country period

  6. Stephanie

    April 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    I don’t understand why humans have started this defending ridiculousness movement. Too busy proving what you are not than proving what you are.

  7. James

    April 17, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    India, sorry for breaking your chops, you are still considered a poor country by the UN and all relevant international organisations. If you weren’t, why are your citizens immigrating to developed countries in droves, including the United States and Britain.

    It is only citizens of poor countries that immigrate to rich countries en masse for a better life. Until that changes, the world will continue to see you as a poor country.

    So get over your bruised ego and get to work.

  8. Susie

    April 17, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I’m sorry, is India saying it’s rich? So why are they still taking financial aid from EU, US, World Bank to mention a few? If UK hadn’t decided to stop giving you guys aid a couple of years ago, you’d still be taking! You can’t have it both ways. If you’re rich then I guess it’s time to stop taking aid & give back.

  9. Lady Morgana

    April 17, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Why won’t Indian’s boycott snapchat when the hungry ones come to African countries especially Nigeria and police will be blowing siren for them nd people will be calling them sir up and down,they’re feeling important. They’re still one of the poorest countries in the world,they should take several seats.

  10. survivor

    April 17, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Hehehe..c India wey dey deport Nigerians anyhow o

  11. John Doe

    April 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    But did Evan lie? India is poor and racist! Shitty and dirty people!

  12. Temi

    April 17, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    They crack me up yo. So poor yet the most elitist and classist people I know. Sit down be humble

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