Snapdeal distances itself from Aamir's statement, says it is a 'proud Indian company'
A day after e-tailer Snapdeal witnessed a Twitter-onslaught with the hashtag #NoToSnapdeal after its brand ambassador and actor Aamir Khan spoke out on the intolerance debate, Snapdeal has put out a statement on the issue.
“Snapdeal is neither connected nor plays a role in comments made by Aamir Khan in his personal capacity," the company wrote.
It also went on to say that "Snapdeal is a proud Indian company built by passionate young Indians focused on building an inclusive digital India."
Flipkart CEO Sachin Bansal has also come to the company's rescue.
"This is a flawed logic. Brands don't buy into brand ambassadors personal opinions. @snapdeal shouldn't face this," Bansal tweeted.
Meanwhile ANI reported that a sedition case has been filed against Aamir Khan in a Kanpur court.
Reports also suggest that the actor has asked Kiran (his wife) to leave Mumbai for 2-3 days since he has been worried about her safety.
The 50-year-old actor has been in the news after he spoke at The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony in New Delhi on Monday and said that “I can't deny. I have been alarmed by a number of incidents."
He also supported the 'Award wapsi' by various individuals over the past month and said "A number of creative people - historians, scientists - increasingly had a certain feeling in them, which they felt they need to express. For creative people, one of the ways of expressing their dissatisfaction or their disappointment is to return their awards. I think that's one way of getting your point across.”
Taking a dig at the ‘Award Wapsi’ trend, an #AppWapsi trend also did the rounds on the micro-blogging website.
'Godrej', another product that was endorsed by the actor also received some backlash on Twitter but it was quick to reply.
The Snapdeal app also received a flurry of one star reviews on Google Play, the android app store and many even uninstalled the app from their phones.
Here is the full statement by Snapdeal:
Snapdeal is neither connected nor plays a role in comments made by Aamir Khan in his personal capacity. Snapdeal is a proud Indian company built by passionate young Indians focused on building an inclusive digital India. Everyday we are positively impacting thousands of small businesses and millions of consumers in India. We will continue towards our mission of creating one million successful online entrepreneurs in India.