Aamir made a Tolerant statement against intolerance and most affected is e-commerce giant SNAPDEAL.
People took to Twitter starting another campaign called #AppWapsi asking others to not buy anything from Snapdeal and uninstall the app.Many of them even started giving the Snapdeal app on Google Play Store a one-star rating. “#APPwapsi Amir khan plzz leave our country as soon as possible. No Deal With Snapdeal just uninstalled Snapdeal app .Now I am going to boycott Snapdeal till they Remove Amir khan as Brand Ambassador. I will suggest my friends to do same. and I shift all my deals from Snapdeal to flipkart. #GobackAmir,” wrote a user on the application’s review page.
Some of The Comments-
Dear @snapdeal I will not purchase anything from you until you remove @aamir_khan as brand ambassador. Will boycott #AamirKhan movies..
Uninstalled #snapdeal & gonna boycott #AamirKhan movies from now onwards. Deeply hurt from his statement.
Uninstalled @snapdeal due to #AamirKhan and not going to buy from this store anymore. #ShameAmir
I am going to boycott these brands by now @snapdeal @TataSky @titanwatches @CocaCola for having #AamirKhan as Brand ambassador. @aamir_khan
#NoToSnapDeal #appwapsi I have uninstalled @snapdeal app from my phone and given them a 1-star Google Playstore review. Remove Amir.
Sachin Bansal, who has in the past used Twitter to slam Snapdeal, on Wednesday came out in defence of the e-commerce rival.
“This is a flawed logic. Brands don’t buy into brand ambassadors personal opinions. @snapdeal shouldn’t face this,” Bansal, the co-founder and CEO of India’s largest online marketplace Flipkart tweeted.
SNAPDEAL has now issued an offical statement.
“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,” said the company in a press note.
Aamir was roped in as the brand ambassador for the online shopping service in March this year.