The recently popularized social media platform ‘TikTok” lose their CEO Kevin Mayer on Wednesday as he informed officials that he will be quitting the post.
In a letter that Mayer wrote to the staff of the company he stated: “It is with a heavy heart that I wanted to let you all know that I have decided to leave the company.”
This news comes days after the company sued Donald Trumps administration over an executive order that banned transaction in the United States of America using the popular short video sharing app.
TikTok is among the many companies caught in between the storm that has been brewing in the diplomatic arena between China and The U.S. The 45th President of The U.S. signed an executive order on 6th august giving 45 days to stop any business-related activity with TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance.
TikTok has been downloaded a total of 175 million times in the U.S. and billion times around the world. The company sued the trump admin stating that Trump’s order was a misuse of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
Mayer had been at the post since May stated in the mentioned letter:
“I understand that the role that I signed up for — including running TikTok globally — will look very different as a result of the US administration’s action to push for a sell-off of the US business.”
The company leadership responded by releasing a statement: “We appreciate that the political dynamics of the last few months have significantly changed what the scope of Kevin’s role would be going forward, and fully respect his decision. We thank him for his time at the company and wish him well.”