Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is known for venting out his frustration against service providers on social media. He had slammed Twitter publicly after he noticed a dip his number of followers on the microblogging site. On Thursday, the Bollywood icon once again took to Twitter complain that his Samsung phone had stopped functioning.
He wrote, “HELP !! Samsung S9 not functioning .. Samsung logo is on front screen, and is blinking again and again .. nothing else happens .. changed it .. let it be .. tried to close it does not close either .. HELP … someone please guide me as to what I should de (do) ..”
T 3024 – HELP !! Samsung S9 not functioning .. Samsung logo is on front screen, and is blinking again and again .. nothing else happens .. changed it .. let it be .. tried to close it does not close either ..
HELP … someone please guide me as to what I should de ..
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 12, 2018
It was an innocuous tweet but eagle-eyed social media users quickly detected an alleged hypocrisy in Bachchan’s social media post. One user Ashima Sharda wrote, “Hypocrisy full on… Brand ambassador of One Plus and using Samsung. Kitna ullu banaoge janta ko?” Another user Lalit tagged OnePlus on twitter and wrote, “
@OnePlus_IN When you hire a costly brand ambassador to market your product but fail to convince him to use your product.” User Aditya wrote, “You are the brand ambassador of arguably the best software Android brand ( @OnePlus_IN) and still you buy a Samsung phone even though its one of the worst UIs ? Strange !”
Bachchan had announced his brand association with OnePlus in March 2017, when he took to his Facebook page to wrote, “Proud to announce my partnership with OnePlus India on their #NeverSettle journey as the first #OnePlusStar.”
The co-founder of OnePlus, Carl Pei, had welcomed him with a social media post that read, “Join me and welcome Amitabh Bachchan to the family!”
Later Bachchan was quoted as saying, “It gives me immense pleasure to be working with the most exciting technology brand in India, OnePlus, a truly disruptive technology company known for its premium quality and craftsmanship.”
Samsung has often faced flak for its faulty phones after users alleged that they were not able to use their S-series phones despite paying thousands of rupees for the expensive sets.