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US Blogger Loses Her iPhone X in Jaipur, Calls Indians Too Poor to Afford Apple Phone, Slammed by Netizens

The travel blogger was slammed for being racist after she expressed surprise that someone in ‘the poorest most overcrowded country’ would return her lost iPhone X or rather even have an iPhone X.

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Updated:January 7, 2019, 6:06 PM IST
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US Blogger Loses Her iPhone X in Jaipur, Calls Indians Too Poor to Afford Apple Phone, Slammed by Netizens
US Blogger Loses Her iPhone X in Jaipur, Calls Indians Too Poor to Afford Apple Phone, Slammed by Netizens
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Colleen Grady who was traveling in Jaipur wrote a post in December 2018 about how she lost her iPhone in the city and expressed surprise when a local person returned it to her. The blogger shared her ordeal of how she lost her “sleek, expensive, 5-month-old iPhone X” on the streets of Jaipur. “Yep, I lost it in the poorest most overcrowded country I have ever visited and one of the most scammy tourist cities in all of India,” she wrote, adding that she didn’t expect to get it back since the phone was “worth more money than some people in this country will have in their whole lifetime”. Anyone who finds it “probably would not even know what to do with it,” she said.

Grady further wrote, “We called the family and zipped around on their motorcycles to get back to my computer to try to find my iPhone. Then I found out that it is irrelevant if your phone is on airplane mode. The owner of the guesthouse left some messages to my phone in Hindi in case anyone found it. And I just was still frozen in shock.” The travel blogger and yoga instructor was slammed for her comments. Social media users called her remarks "racist" and full of "toxic ignorance".













Later the same day, she received a call from a local who informed that her phone was found. “But then an hour and a half later someone called back from my phone. We raced again on a motorcycle through the chaos to meet some stranger in a dark alley to retrieve it.

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