Huawei has been called out by netizens for tweeting a New Year message through Apple’s iPhone Twitter app. This was through its official Huawei Technologies Twitter account. The post was subsequently taken down and re-posted without the mention of it being tweeted via an iPhone. Marketing has reached out to Huawei for comment.
Nonetheless, netizens continued sharing pictures of the initial post sparking conversation . Here’s a screenshot from a netizen called @ngetichpascal:
This is not the first time Huawei has been caught in a situation such as this. In April 2018, Huawei’s brand ambassador actress Gal Gadot was mocked for promoting her collaboration with the brand using Apple’s iPhone Twitter app too. Although the post was removed and re-posted via an Android, screenshots of the gaffe were shared online by then. Gadot clarified through her publicist that she does not use an iPhone and “loves” her Huawei P20 and Mate10Pro.
Not long after, Huawei was once again shoved into the spotlight for its new campaign that was perceived to be shot using new Huawei Nova 3i, when in fact, it was done using a DSLR camera. The 30-second ad by Huawei Egypt featured a couple taking a selfie with what was supposedly the Nova 3i. The truth came to light when Egyptian actress and model Sarah Elshamy, who played the female protagonist in the ad, posted a behind the scenes image on her Instagram. The image showed that the ad was being captured by a DSLR camera, while the male protagonist held out his hand and pretend to snap a selfie using the smartphone.