#BoycottBingo Trends — The social media has been abuzz with calls for boycotting or taking down one Ad or another for hurting religious sentiments or not being in good spirit.
The recent target of the wrath of the netizens is the popular chips & snack brand Bingo and it’s brand ambassador Ranveer Singh, who have both been alleged of making fun of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput through their latest collaboration for an Ad titled ‘Beta aage kya plan hai’.
The controversial aD plays out with Ranveer Singh attending a house party where an elder person asks him about his future plans. Soon, several uncles & aunties suggest ideal plans. Ranveer, after having a Bingo chip, utters some scientific terms — ‘photon’, ‘algorithm’ & ‘paradox’ to shut down his relatives.
As soon as the confused relatives walk away, Singh reveals that the only solution to get out of such tricky questions is by using a ‘mad angle’.
After the Ad got released & the audiences saw it, social media users took offence at it and considered how words like ‘photon’, ‘algorithm’ & ‘paradox’ were included in the script. They also took a jibe at the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput who loved talking about science, stars & all things about the space.
Take a look at the Ad:
Here are some tweets where people have either expressed their wrath or disappointment:
It is extremely disappointing to see the educational and scientific expertise of @itsSSR is being brutally mocked by a person representing a chips brand!
Not sure what his educational qualification is🤔
Sad to see all 🇮🇳efforts for #CBIFile302InSSRCase goes in vain💔#BoycottBingo https://t.co/Q0BbnVsyDv
— Dr. Sunny Duttagupta (@sunnydg23) November 18, 2020
#BoycottBingo for shamelessly making fun of SSR thru it’s brand ambassador @RanveerOfficial .. Best if you guys take this advertisement down and remove Mr. Ranveer being face for your company.. else face huge boycott@ITCCorpCom pic.twitter.com/I2256eJDgE
— Amit Verma: GotPromotedToManager (@PhotonSupport) November 18, 2020
— DAYANAND BAIRAGI (@Imonly4sushant) November 19, 2020
@RanveerOfficial I just want to know who dubbed your portion in the ad?
I’m sure you don’t know meaning of a single word here!
If any chance you know, brief me what is Algorithm! Or what is Photon!
Level matters, mocking doesn’t!#BoycottBingo #NoSushantNoBollywood pic.twitter.com/gA32iyAY51
— Srinwanti (@srinwanti_munai) November 18, 2020
It was only a few weeks ago when Jewellery brand Tanishq was targeted with accusations of promoting ‘love jihad’ in one of their advertisements. Later, the brand the ad down after facing the wrath of the people.