Somewhere in corner of India our Army Jawans must be feeling sad for keeping India safe for this people. :(
— Commitment Chikna (@Madan_Chikna)
Others accused Khan of playing a victim, despite his privileged social and economic status.
Aamir Khan's wife Kiran Rao is the latest addition to the list of 'Elite-Secular-Tolerant-Liberals-Yet-Victims' -(#SRK #ArundhatiRoy et al)
— Nikhil Sapre (@Nikhil_s147)
And others decided to turn their anger to the company he has been endorsing for the last eight months: Snapdeal.
They threatened to uninstall the electronic commerce company’s mobile app or to discontinue using the portal for shopping. The critics reportedly managed to pull down the rating of the Snapdeal mobile app on the Google Play Store. The app currently has a 4.1 rating, compared with 4.2 for both close competitors Flipkart and Amazon.
Snapdeal tried to distance itself from the controversy today (Nov. 25). “Snapdeal is neither connected nor plays a role in comments made by Aamir Khan in his personal capacity, ” a company spokesperson told Quartz.
Snapshot of the current rating for Snapdeal’s app on Google Play Store.(Itika Sharma Punit)
SoftBank-backed Snapdeal hired Khan as its brand ambassador in March, to help Snapdeal reposition and promote its brand as it seeks to fulfill its ambition to displace Flipkart as the largest e-commerce player in India by March 2016. Khan reportedly charges Rs4-5 crore for endorsements, and he was brought on board to help Snapdeal reposition and promote its brand. Some reports have even said that Khan could charge up to Rs20 crore for endorsements.
The move might now cost Snapdeal much more as it continues to attract flak on social media and Play Store alike.
Screenshot of latest reviews of Snapdeal’s app on Google Play Store.(Itika Sharma Punit)
Khan is not the first Bollywood actor to face the social media ire for his comments about the state of India. Earlier this month, actor Shah Rukh Khan became the target of bullies on Twitter and Facebook after he said that intolerance was bringing India back to the dark ages.black entrepreneurs day enterprise vehicles for sale explain the term entrepreneurship lpu class aat courses u of r courses bachelor of education enterprise glendale enterprise boardman excel courses bseb result 2021 arti entrepreneur training needs assessment bba degree bba 17 sustainable development goals entrepreneurial orientation microsoft word for students planetway crowdfunding cyber security training fire safety training launchboom fees accounting courses mca degree enterprise richmond azure architect certification crowdfunding for social causes 10th result 2021 rbse iste standards acls course crowdfunding slideshare crowd fund business ccna hr courses ed tech corporate startup startupstash best real estate crowdfunding