Samsung is launching S6 and S6 Edge today in Pakistan through a launch event in Lahore where at least five celebrities — including Shoaib Malik (the cricketer) — will be showcased using Samsung S6.
These celebrities are likely to say a few praising words about S6 too, but it appears that at least one (if not more) of such celebrity is an iPhone lover.
Shoaib Malik, who was in news recently for calling Sania Mirza the Pride of Pakistan, uses an iPhone and he was in fact using an iPhone device to publicize Samsung’s event. It seems like Malik wasn’t aware that Twitter stamps all tweets with the name of the app used to send them.
Check below yourself:
As you would imagine, Shoaib Malik’s followers soon spotted that an Apple boy was forced (read paid) to praise Samsung. Things got a bit more awkward for Malik who dug himself into a deeper hole by saying that he was actually using a Samsung Galaxy S5.
Read his tweet below:
Here’s the conversation history for your viewing:
This isn’t the first time a celebrity has used an iPhone to promote Samsung’s devices. Now we know celebrities are just mouthpieces for whoever pays them the most but clearly they aren’t the most tech savvy people.
When companies like Samsung are spending a ton to parade them around with their products, they really should keep a stricter track of what they say and how they say it.