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Snapchat comes to CEO's rescue, refutes 'disgruntled' employee's claim

Snapchat comes to CEO's rescue, refutes 'disgruntled' employee's claim

The "kids, men and legends" template caught on with this issue as well, with a Twitter user posting, "Kids use Snapchat, men are uninstalling Snapchat, legends never installed Snapchat". Chatting with our friends via pictures and uploading stories to show how awesome your day has been going.

The ratings began to drop on Saturday after Variety, a US -based news website, quoted an ex-Snapchat employee who alleged that the current company CEO, Evan Spiegal, said that "the app is only for rich people".

"First of all, I didn't even want to give any freakin' star to this app. Evan (CEO of Snapchat) shows how stupid he is by saying this. It's available worldwide to download for free", the company representative said.

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Denying an employee's claims of Snapchat being termed as a "rich people's app", the attorneys while lashing out at the former said he is a "disgruntled employee fired for poor performance".

Pompliano, who was sacked by Snapchat, claimed that Spiegel told him this during a meeting in 2015.

"The simple fact is that he (Mr Pompliano) knows nothing about Snap's current metric", the company's attorneys claimed.

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Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat raised a whopping $3.4 billion through an IPO.

However, in their anger, a lot of people have mistaken Snapchat with the e-commerce platform Snapdeal and are down-voting the Snapdeal app on the Google Play Store.

Snapchat CEO, Evan Spiegel has been under much criticism after he reportedly said that he does not wish to expand its operations in India, as India is a "poor country".

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Meanwhile, in an absurd twist, Indian e-commerce company Snapdeal, which has no connection whatsoever with Snapchat, found itself needlessly dragged into the #boycottsnapchat controversy on Sunday with many users uninstalling the Snapdeal app instead - obviously a result of the apps' similar names. So while Facebook, Instagram and Twitter come pre-burned on most smartphones, Snapchat never is. "Thanks @Snapchat for Uniting us", a user tweeted. In just 24 hours since Saturday, nearly 400,000 people in India deleted the Snapchat app from their phones. "You are making Snapdeal pay that.please change your ratings", wrote one of them.


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