Recently Zomato’s response to a customer refusing delivery by a ‘non-Hindu’ delivery man was lauded by most netizens.
A Twitter user, Amit Shukla, posted screenshots of his conversation with Zomato, where he expressed his anger over the issue.
To this Zomato and its Founder, Deepinder Goyal, replied,
We are proud of the idea of India – and the diversity of our esteemed customers and partners. We aren’t sorry to lose any business that comes in the way of our values. 🇮🇳 https://t.co/cgSIW2ow9B— Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) July 31, 2019
Food for thought pic.twitter.com/zZ3k6YfuzI— Zomato India (@ZomatoIN) July 31, 2019
Soon after the post went viral, Twitter was divided with multiple hashtags celebrating or condemning Zomato’s response.
There are people who are appreciating Zomato’s response and their zero tolerance for communal discrimination.
Thanks.— G ANAND گور آنند (@G_ANAND_1) July 31, 2019
Zomato for standing out against these bigots, snakes in human.
I already use @ZomatoIN , now will use more and as a mark of respect for ur decision, ordering some sweets right now.
It's 2019 and people with such mentality still exist. Smh— Hawkeye. (@hawkeye_003) July 31, 2019
Thanks for taking this stand, Zomato. Giving in to such idiots would only empower them more.— Neel Gudka (@neelgudka13) July 31, 2019
Among all the people who appreciated Zomato’s action, Uber Eats also came forward in their support.
.@ZomatoIN, we stand by you. https://t.co/vzjF8RhYzi— Uber Eats India (@UberEats_IND) July 31, 2019
Uber Eats vocal support made it get caught in the cross-fire, with #BoycottUberEats trending on Twitter.
#boycottzomato #BoycottUberEats Bloody Hell Gyan Mat De🤬 pic.twitter.com/2VjtrsBI3t— Piyush Anand (@Er_PiyushAnand) August 1, 2019
I am waiting for more brands to show their true colours like Amazon and recently Uber eats & #Zomato shows!!— Mukul Sharma (@mukulsharma1419) August 1, 2019
They all are targeting us bcos we are too busy in becoming secular!
-If this is done by “Peaceful religion” then its fine & there is no discrimination!#BoycottUberEats pic.twitter.com/bb1uSkYFJx
I’m using since 1 year now they shown there color. Why always Hindus are targeted 😠😠. #BoycottUberEats #boycottzomato pic.twitter.com/eSbKc8fWwl— Somesh🇮🇳 (@GumachiSomesh) August 1, 2019
Here You go, Both Apps of @ZomatoIN and @UberEats_IND has been uninstalled from my cellphone.— एक देशभक्त פטריוט (@GarvitDeshbhakt) August 1, 2019
“Now you guys buy and serve food to each other”#boycottzomato #BoycottUberEats pic.twitter.com/SqSWTvqs4Q
Some of the consumers, who do not agree with Zomato’s stance, have started leaving 1-star reviews on Google Play and App store.
No more zomato Give 1 star rating #boycottzomato pic.twitter.com/40TTw5VAhX— Abhishek Singh (@abhishe91948510) July 31, 2019
As hashtags like #BoycottUberEats, #BoycottZomato and #IStandWithAmit (the person who complained about the Zomato order) started trending, another hashtag #IDontStandWithAmit came into existence. People are using this to criticise Amit and the larger bigotry his demand represents.
#IDontStandWithAmit do you cancel the ride just because the driver is muslim? Do u ask a doctor before checking health whether he’s muslim or not? All those who are boycotting Zomato, Let me ask you when are you going to boycott petrol&diesel since they come from Muslim countries— Muskan Jadwani (@muskaanjadwani) August 1, 2019
Some of the netizens dug out older tweets of Amit to show a mirror to his views.
Look at the Bhakt ideology and bigotry. #IDontStandWithAmit pic.twitter.com/d3B9V8ZolP— Prashant Kanojia (PK) (@PJkanojia) August 1, 2019
One particular tweet posted by his account is going viral. In the tweet, he has replied to author and physician, Taslima Nasreen’s post with an obscene comment.
Amit has a problem with non-hindu delivery boy, but he don’t has problem with b**** of non-hindu lady#IDontStandWithAmit @ZomatoIN you did a great job. Take a bow.— Anonymous_Slayer (@anonymousslaye2) August 1, 2019
Until yesterday, I made my own food… today i will order from zomato pic.twitter.com/GtckTOW5Gi
#IDontStandWithAmit— Rohit Patil (@Rohitpatil_24) July 31, 2019
I m sorry guys, but Amit is totally wrong in this case.
aise farmish karoge to desh barbaad Ho jayega yar,
Agar aaj humne isko support kiya to wo din dur nahi desh Mai Hindu muslaman out of hand Ho jayega,
And please don’t trend I m with Amit please 🙏🙏🙏
By the way did you check with the restaurant whether they have any Muslim chef in their restaurant because then you can’t eat their food. And see to that next time when you buy provision the farmers who cultivated them are Hindus only else you can’t use them#IDontStandWithAmit— Sehun is my everything 💗 세훈 아내 💗 (@divsehunie) July 31, 2019
Just got my food delivered from this guy named Mohammad. He made sure my food was delivered to me within no time despite the heavy rains in the city. And above all he was very kind to speak to and i think that’s what matters.#IDontStandWithAmit #ZomatoSaysNoToHate @Zomato pic.twitter.com/RnygwhhXof— Nobody (@haramkhorr) August 1, 2019
We should make this a trend#IDontStandWithAmit— Shoeb (@YoShoeb_15) July 31, 2019
Coz he is wrong on his part. Cancelling food coz it was being delivered by a muslim ? He shouldn’t use oil then it comes from Muslim countries.
From food to women’s bodies – why are we fighting our religious battles at every possible field? Where is the unity in diversity we oh-so-proudly hail?