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Robert Downey Jr. Blames 'Assistant' for Mistakenly Tweeting From a Huawei Phone, Instead of a OnePlus 7 Pro

Robert Downey Jr. has blamed his assistant for the goof-up last week, which saw the OnePlus brand ambassador posting from a Huawei P30 Pro.

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Robert Downey Jr. Blames 'Assistant' for Mistakenly Tweeting From a Huawei Phone, Instead of a OnePlus 7 Pro

Robert Downey Jr. the brand ambassador for OnePlus.

Highlights
  • Robert Downey Jr. blames his assistant for the Weibo goof-up
  • He got flak for making a Weibo post from a Huawei phone
  • He’s the brand ambassador for the OnePlus 7 series

OnePlus roped in Hollywood A-lister, Robert Downey Jr. as its brand ambassador for the OnePlus 7 Pro a couple of months back when the phone launched. The actor also has a Weibo account, which is a popular chat platform in China, for keeping in touch with his fans and also promoting the OnePlus 7 series. However, a few days back, he accidentally forwarded a Weibo message from a Huawei P30 Pro, which is a direct competitor to the OnePlus 7 Pro. This news made headlines across all media channels and in order to douse the fire, he posted another message to try and make light of the situation.

A new post on the Robert Downey Jr. Weibo account reads, “Well, I guess it's time to upgrade my assistant to a new OnePlus 7 pro so mistakes don't happen again. @OnePlusmobilephone - up for a quick delivery run?” The post was an attempt to diffuse the situations and make light of the goof-up which happened. Since Weibo is a Chinese chat platform, this much is obvious that OnePlus has someone posting messages on Downey Jr.'s behalf.

It started with a forwarded message on Wiebo, a few days back, when users spotted that message was sent from a Huawei P30 Pro (Review) and not a OnePlus smartphone. The Robert Downey Jr. Weibo post was immediately taken down but of course, not before enough screenshots were taken and spread across social media. This became kind of a big deal, which is why OnePlus seems to have added this follow-up post to try and get ahead of the situation.

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Robert Downey Jr. goofed up last week, using a Huawei P30 Pro to post on Weibo
Photo Credit: Huawei Central

 

This is not the first time we've seen celebrities or brand ambassadors of a brand, inadvertently tweeting or posting public messages from rival products. In an instance late last year, Samsung's Nigeria unit was found tweeting about Galaxy Note 9 (Review) using an iPhone.

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Roydon Cerejo

Roydon has written about technology and gadgets for more than a decade now and began his career reviewing PC components. He found his calling with laptops, smartphones, and cameras and is the go-to guy at Gadgets 360 for this technology trifecta. In his spare time, he likes watching horror films, obsessively organising his cable management pouch and plotting world dominion one pixel at a time.

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