There seems to be some strange tug of war online, and the popular Zomato food delivery app seems to be caught right in the middle. On the one hand, he is criticized for showing commercials on the Republic TV of Arnab Goswami, but at the same time, Arnab fans have threatened to boycott and uninstall the app if they stop. .
It all started with actress Swara Bhasker’s tweet to Zomato. She wrote, “Hi Zomato, I am your regular customer … do you intend to #DefundTheHate and pull your ads from hate promotion channels like Republic? I don’t agree with my money, even indirectly to fund this kind of sectarian communal hatred! Please educate your consumers. “
Hey @zomatoin @zomato @deepigoyal I am your regular customer … do you intend to #DefundTheHate and pull your ads from hate promotion channels like @Republic_Bharat ? I don’t agree with my money, even indirectly to fund this kind of sectarian communal hatred! Please educate your consumers. https://t.co/mMacP8IawZ
– Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) November 18, 2020
Zomato was quick to respond to Bhasker’s tweet, saying he didn’t approve of anything on the channel except themselves.
Hello Swara, please note that we do not endorse any content except our own. That being said, we are looking at it.
– zomato care (@zomatocare) November 18, 2020
But that didn’t suit Republic TV devotees, and soon enough, tweets with #BoycottZomato and #UninstallZomato started pouring in. Scroll through some of the tweets below:
Hey @zomatoin @zomato @deepigoyal @zomatocare it’s your big moment … it’s your big test … decide who your customers are … these Chinese #UrbanNaxals or REAL INDIANS. Come on, your time is starting now. We Indians are watching.
Everyone watching, raise up your hand. https://t.co/4QtvOYOo3u
– Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) November 18, 2020
– Sumit (@sumitsaurabh) November 18, 2020
Hello Zomato… If you succumb to the fascism of @ReallySwara then you lose 1000 clients from my area in Mumbai.
Choose wisely. https://t.co/tOVcGcQca9
– J (@Sootradhar) November 18, 2020
I urge my friends to stop ordering through zomato. ✌🏼 https://t.co/hHkYHJzw1y
– your time is up IPS / IAS elect (@indiantweeter) November 18, 2020
The Indians are waking up and we will spare no one who sides with these urban naxals. https://t.co/DSREz7L463
– I oppose the conversion (@IOpposeConvrsn) November 19, 2020
Hi @zomato @zomatocare @zomatoin we disconnect from you to support / support haters and anti nationals like @swara
Congratulations… you just lost at least 20,000 business per year thanks to a loyal customer… uninstall the application https://t.co/X42t62qz8U
– Contrarian (@ Contrarian12345) November 19, 2020
Only Zomato’s foolish mind can say we’re looking into this. At least compare the two @ReallySwara and her branding as a failed 4th year actress and @Republic_Bharat No. 1 in the news network. 🤣 https://t.co/VY3VXjIXaY
– NEEL (@ nto1927) November 18, 2020
For responding to an unreasonable request from someone who stirred up common passions, removal of the Zomato app. Anyway good for health too https://t.co/WT2mBwkmPT
– Swati Goel Sharma (@swati_gs) November 18, 2020
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