Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has apologized after the series of mails from his college
emerged to haunt him for his insensitive statements and comments regarding the women in
particular. These emails were sent between the fraternity brothers of the Kappa Sigma at
Stanford University several years ago.
These emails were acquired by the Gawker’s Valleywag blog and were published online this
week. In these emails Evan Spiegel is blankly seen encouraging his fellow Kappa Sigma
member to get the sorority women drunk enough to have sex with them. He even mocks other
fraternity by suggesting that its members are gay while he referred to a different group of
sorority member as sororisluts.
Spiegel Issues A Formal Apology Through ‘Email’
Spiegel has send a formal apology where he states that he is a changed fellow now and his
words and actions doesn’t reflect the person he is today.
“I’m obviously mortified and embarrassed that my idiotic e-mails during my fraternity days
were made public,” he said. “I have no excuse. I’m sorry I wrote them at the time and I was a
jerk to have written them. They in no way reflect who I am today or my views towards
Snapchat Make Huge Inroads In the Silicon Valley
Snapchat is among the fastest growing mobile messaging apps and it is also a pioneer in the
disappearing messages service. This feature was implemented in the Snapchat with aim of
disable the digital footprints from haunting people in the future. Snapchat is widely popular
among the teens and young adults. Spiegel had created Snapchat with his fraternity brother
Bobby Murphy AT Stanford University but he left the college even before completing his
degree for focusing on the development of Snapchat.
Snapchat was founded in 2010 and by now it has raised approximately $150 million.
However Snapchat is facing a lawsuit from one of the Spiegel’s fraternity brothers Reginald
“Reggie” Brown who claims that he came up with idea related to the app’s concept of
disappearing messages and even designed its logo. Snapchat is now valued at around $4
Snapchat CEO Speigel has denied the allegations made in the lawsuit.
Getting Bigger and Stronger
Snapchat have developed a reputation as a tool for sharing sexual images and it is estimated
to have more than 30 million users. Snapchat claims that more than 1.2 billion are shared a
day and It has also boldly turned down a $3 billion acquisition from the social media
Facebook last year. Spiegel and Murphy even find themselves among the list of 100 Most
Influential People of 2014 by Time magazine.
Silicon Valley Set To Bring Women In Higher Positions
The treatment of the women in the Silicon Valley has always been a prominent subject of
discussion. A tech leader like Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg has effectively focused on the
ways to help women advance in the male-dominated culture. Interestingly the Snapchat
COO is woman namely Emily While, who was hired from Instagram. In the past some of the
female employees have complained about sexist comments and a lack of respect from their