New Delhi: Aamir Khan’s recent comments on the growing intolerance in India has affected the e-commerce company, Snapdeal, he is currently endorsing. Many people opposing his comments rated snapdeal poor mark demanding the company to remove him as its brand ambassador and also venting their displeasure on social media.
While the online shopping service initially decided to stay silent on the controversy, and responded with a “No comments” to our queries on Tuesday, it 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. Aamir 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,” he said.