Updated: August 2, 2019 11:19:36 am
A day after an incident involving a delivery person with food delivery app Zomato, #BoycottUberEats trended on Twitter because the brand supported their competitor.
Zomato had come in for praise after they stood by a delivery person from whom a man refused to accept food delivery from because he was a non-Hindu’ rider. Many came forward to extend their support to the food delivery service.
On Thursday, Uber Eats tweeted: “@ZomatoIN, we stand by you.” in response to one of the tweets by their competitor.
Zomato replied with a hug emoji:
— Zomato India (@ZomatoIN) July 31, 2019
But this prompted a new trend of #BoycottUberEats. Backing the man who refused to accept the delivery, many shared videos claiming that they had uninstalled both Zomato and Uber from their phones.
— DarKastic Dhiraj (@Dhiraj1502) August 1, 2019
I am waiting for more brands to show their true colours like Amazon and recently Uber eats & #Zomato shows!!
They all are targeting us bcos we are too busy in becoming secular!
— Mukul Sharma (@mukulsharma1419) August 1, 2019
— Ritesh Dubey (@RiteshJee1986) August 1, 2019
Let’s rate them as 1 on Play Store and App Store.
The easiest way to respond their so called secularism for just one community.#boycottzomato #BoycottUberEats #IStandWithAmit pic.twitter.com/2FfKqN9ERn
— Dr David 🇮🇳 (@david_upwale) August 1, 2019
Dear Zomato, I just removed you from my phone. Dear Uber Eats, I haven’t used your service yet but I swear not to use it hereafter….#boycottzomato #BoycottUberEats #Hypocrisy #IStandWithAmit pic.twitter.com/DSMQ7KwBf8
— Vinita Rajpoot (@Being_Vinita) August 1, 2019
#BoycottUberEats #boycottzomato #IStandWithAmit U PPL r losing premium customers like me ,I used to give 10 orders per month but not from @Zomato and @UberEats_IND fro. Yesterday pic.twitter.com/7p0rWmYd8t
— CA Dhananjay Singh🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@CADhananjay1) August 1, 2019
— एक देशभक्त פטריוט (@GarvitDeshbhakt) August 1, 2019
Incidentally, after the controversy took social media by storm, the profile of the man whose tweets triggered the debate vanished from Twitter.
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