Robert Downey Jr. has decided to speak out on a recent promotional mistake that occurred. As some of you already know, Robert Downey Jr.'s Weibo (Chinese social media) account forwarded a post from OnePlus in order to promote the OnePlus 7 Pro, but that post has been forwarded using the Huawei P30 Pro, and Mr. Downey Jr. is OnePlus' brand ambassador.
The post itself was quickly taken down, but not before some people managed to screenshot it. This, of course, created some negative press for the famous Hollywood actor, and he has decided to explain the situation now.
Robert Downey Jr. went to Weibo in order to do that, and he posted the following sentence: "Well, I guess it's time to upgrade my assistant to a new OnePlus 7 Pro, so mistakes don't happen again".
This may seem like a really good response to get out of the hot water, but it may actually be true, as people like Robert Downey Jr. do have assistants who promote various brands via their social media channels, as they're quite busy, and can afford assistants without a problem.
This did not create a huge problem for Robert Downey Jr. or OnePlus, nor is it the first time a mistake like this happened. Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Women, did something similar when she posted a video on Twitter talking about the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, using an iPhone. She was Huawei's brand ambassador at the time. This is actually only one example, many such mistakes happened over the years.
Robert Downey Jr. became OnePlus' brand ambassador earlier this year, back in May, around the launch of the OnePlus 7 series. He has been promoting OnePlus (well, mainly the OnePlus 7 Pro) since then, and this is the first major mistake that was spotted.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company's current flagship offering, though OnePlus did introduce the regular OnePlus 7 as well. The regular model is not available in the US, though, unlike the Pro unit.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is made out of metal and glass, while it sports three cameras on the back. This is the first smartphone from the company to ship with a QHD+ display, while it's also the first phone from OnePlus to sport a curved display.
The phone includes a large battery on the inside, and it comes with almost no bezels. OnePlus did not include a display notch or a display hole on this phone, but instead opted to bake in a pop-up camera, which hides away when you're not using it. This allowed the company to maximize screen real estate, basically.
Android 9 Pie comes pre-installed on this smartphone, along with OnePlus' OxygenOS 9.5, while it is worth noting that the phone's display offer 90Hz refresh rate, so it's more or less perfect for gaming. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 fuels this phone, while the device is available in 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB flavors. All in all, it's quite a powerful phone.