Global ride hailing app Uber has apologised after its food delivery service’s ‘Wife Appreciation Day’ promotion in Bengaluru was called out for being ‘sexist’ by social media users from across the world.
Through its app, the company had put out a promotional message on Sunday for UberEATS, its food delivery platform, which was launched in the city a month ago.
“Dear husbands, a gentle reminder – today is Wife Appreciation Day,” the promotion read.
“Order on UberEATS and let your wife take a day off from the kitchen,” it said.
Later, the company had apologised for the promotion and removed it. “This was totally inappropriate. We’ve removed it and we apologise,” Uber had tweeted.
The online cab aggregating application has battled several allegations of sexism even in the past.
Its Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick had stepped down in June after numerous allegations of sexism, discrimination and sexual assault were levelled against the company’s top officials.