Reacting sharply against Aamir Khan’s remarks on “intolerance”, thousands of Snapdeal customers downgraded the Snapdeal app on Google Play Store. Snapdeal, promoted by brand ambassador Amir Khan, faced intense heat, after users took to social media, and started running a campaign titled #AppWapsi, that urged people to delete the online marketplace’s app from their smartphones as a protest.
In an interaction during the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award event, Aamir Khan had said, “As an individual, as part of this country as a citizen, we read in the papers what is happening, we see it on the news and certainly, I have been alarmed. I can’t deny. I have been alarmed by a number of incidents.”
“When I chat with Kiran at home, she says, ‘Should we move out of India?’ That’s a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make. She fears for her child. She fears what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers everyday. That does indicate that there is this sense of growing disquiet, there is growing despondency apart from alarm,” Khan added.
“Pls remove amir khan from your brand ambassador. I don’t want to do any purchase on Snapdeal as long as Amir Khan is your brand ambassador uninstalled the app. we love you snapdeal but not your ambassador AK i will return when snapdeal kick him out so sorry won’t purchase please everyone boycott these type of antiindians,” wrote one user in the Snapdeal app review section.
Another user wrote, “I would given u no stars at all . But u haven’t mention us with that option . And the star who is your brand ambassador mr.amir khan is not at worth endorsing such a brand .and i don’t want to shop on a site whose ambassador thinks india is intolerant and I can’t tolerate him any more as ur brand ambassador. No deal with snapdeal . Directly uninstalled.”
Recently, Veteran actor Anupam Kher, slammed Amir Khan for his comment on “intolerance”. “Did you ask Kiran which country would she like to move out to? Did you tell her that this country has made you AAMIR KHAN,” Kher asked. “Presumed country has become #Intolerant. Wat do u suggest 2 millions of Indians? Leave India? Or wait till regime changes?”