Ecommerce major Snapdeal on Wednesday distanced itself from its brand ambassador Aamir Khan’s ‘intolerance’ statement, saying the company is not connected to any personal comment made by the Bollywood actor. According to reports, the ratings for the Snapdeal app on Google Play Store took a hit as many of its users took to social media to condemn Khan’s remarks against growing intolerance in the nation. Aamir Khan was named as the brand ambassador for the online shopping service in March this year. Here, in 3 points, are what it said:
1. “Snapdeal is neither connected nor plays a role in comments made by Aamir Khan in his personal capacity.”
2. “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.”
3. “We will continue towards our mission of creating one million successful online entrepreneurs in India.”
While speaking at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Aamir Khan had made certain statements that elicited a massive negative reaction.