Things went so bad that Snapchat's rating dropped to a "single star" from an apparent "five star" on Google playstore.
Since Variety published the explosive claims, Snap users in India have taken to the App Store and Twitter to show their outrage. This has sparked a countrywide boycott with calls of uninstalling the app. Company's CEO [said] that this shopping site is not for poor country India.
Snapchat has denied all the allegation from a disgruntled former employee.
Hate mails and comments are viral on the social media.
After the reports of Spiegel's alleged claims surfaced, Snapchat faced heavy backlash from users and #UninstalSnapchat and #BoycottSnapchat started trending on Twitter on Saturday. Thousands have reportedly uninstalled the app already. Most of the reviews in the App Store are directed at the CEO's remarks. He also claims, Snap lured him away from Facebook fraudulently, by lying about critical user data. Responding, Snapchat released a statement calling the allegations "ridiculous". "It's available worldwide to download for free", a Snapchat spokesperson said.More news: Trump considering to introduce sanctions against Russia, Iran for supporting Syria
According to Snapchat, the ex-employee had been fired due to his poor performance 3 weeks ago and is to face a lawsuit with the company.
According to one of the employees, Spiegel had during a meeting said, "This app is only for rich people".
But India is still abuzz with protests. Simply put, it may prove to be a serious headache for the company, and that's setting aside this parallel controversy that's earned it the ire of so many Indian users. And yet we're poor. Ratings of the Snapchat app were seen a dramatic downfall as a result.
People walk past a Snap Inc. billboard with a logo in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, March 21, 2017. Snapchat haven't made any statements or announcements regarding the date leaked or breached, although the story is yet to still develop further.