Snapchat is already in the hole for their new layout that users are confused about. This advert, that was published “by error”, would of dug them a deeper hole.
According to BBC, Snapchat quickly removed an advert from their platform. The advert was for a game that asked users if they would “rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown”. The purpose was to “make light” of domestic violence.
Snapchat made a statement to Newsbeat:
“The advert was reviewed and approved in error, as it violates our advertising guidelines. We immediately removed the ad last weekend, once we became aware.
We are sorry that this happened”
There were several Snapchat users that caught the advert and posted it online. Nothing is truly deleted off the internet.