Snapchat continues its fall from grace: Chrissy Teigen has announced she's done
It's a bad start to the week for Snapchat. The beleaguered social media app has been lambasted by the likes of Rihanna and Kylie Jenner, and now Chrissy Teigen has announced she's quit the app. "I stopped using snap," she tweeted on Saturday. "The update, the constant complaints of people not being able to find me, plus the Rihanna poll ... no bueno."
One of Chrissy's followers tweeted back, saying that celebrities' social media posts have the power to make employees of companies like Snapchat lose their jobs because of lost revenue, but Chrissy was unrepentant.
"Concerns have been brought up for months [about the quality of Snapchat post-redesign] and this isn't different from any other company where quality affects sales," she replied.
"Everyone has been very vocal about the changes and frustrations. Consumers shouldn't *have* to work with companies beyond that."
Preach, sister. If you bought a stale $6 hot cross bun from a cult bakery, would you ever go back? Probably not, and once upon a time you might have posted an update about it to Snapchat.
I stopped using snap. The update, the constant complaints of people not being able to find me, plus the Rihanna poll...no bueno— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 24, 2018
Chrissy's tweet comes in the wake of Snapchat's latest snafu where they let an offensive ad that made a joke of domestic violence slip by their ad-checking bots. The ad was a poll called "Would you rather," and the question was: "You'd you rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown." It is all kinds of wrong, particularly in the #metoo era and particularly since it makes a joke of a break-up that included a man punching and biting his partner.
"Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain't my favourite app out there! But I'm just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess. I'd love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain't that dumb!" the Fenty Queen wrote in an Instagram story. "That would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and make a joke of it."
Kylie Jenner's tweet that she hardly opened the app anymore was pretty innocuous in comparison to Rihanna's, she still managed to smash $1.3 billion off the company's market value. Rihanna's Instagram story took another $800m.
No word on how Chrissy's tweet will affect the company's share price, but that's because the New York Stock Exchange doesn't open for another 15 hours. Anyone taking bets?
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