The boycott brigade has been very active for the past couple of months. After several big wigs from the industry, their latest target happens to be Ranveer Singh and his endorsed brand Bingo. The netizens have accused the two of mocking late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the new ad and are now demanding a Boycott of Bingo. #BoycottBingo has been trending ever since. Below is all you need to know about the same and also what the Twitterati has to say.
If you have not seen it, Bingo who got Ranveer as the brand ambassador on board, released a new ad campaign. In the ad, we see Ranveer interacting with his reel family. When the relatives keep asking the actor about his future plans, he keeps on answering to them in bizarre scientific terms. He says such questions can only be answered with a ‘mad angle’, which is also the tag line of the brand.
This advertisement featuring Ranveer Singh has not gone down well with the fans of Sushant Singh Rajput. As per them, Bingo and Ranveer are making fun of Rajput. This is in reference to the fact that Sushant was obsessed with Science. As per them, Ranveer is mocking SSR’s love for the subject in the ad, as he was the only actor in Bollywood who was the only clever enough actor in the tinsel town.
#BoycottaBingo has been trending ever since. The Twitterati is not just slamming Bingo but also Ranveer Singh for it. A Twitter user wrote, “#BoycottBingo suddenly dumb ad writers got new term “Photon” n then this insecure copycat @RanveerOfficial who is still trying to imitate Dhoni performance of SSR in 87 got a chance to copy this science buff word.Another copycat who copied NASA gear of SSR.”
Another wrote, “#BoycottBingo@ RanveerOfficial nd his ristedars always live in lala land. YouYou said not to watch you in ur video message , she said mat dekho na hum force to nhi kr rhe in interview. Done this time done. Anyone can imagine How low morals you hv in ur life targetting a dead man.”
— DAYANAND BAIRAGI (@Imonly4sushant) November 19, 2020
— I’@m Sush@nt’🇮🇳🌍 (@its_SSR1) November 19, 2020
#BoycottBingo suddenly dumb ad writers got new term “Photon” n then this insecure copycat @RanveerOfficial who is still trying to imitate Dhoni performance of SSR in 87 got a chance to copy this science buff word.
— MS Bisen: Battle Mode On for SSR (@BeandazBabuan) November 19, 2020
@RanveerOfficial nd his ristedars always live in lala land.
You said not to watch you in ur video message , she said mat dekho na hum force to nhi kr rhe in interview.
Done this time done.
Anyone can imagine How low morals you hv in ur life targetting a dead man . pic.twitter.com/yYEDXAh6HX
— PritiTiwari (@PritiTi23354607) November 19, 2020
— ₐₐₛₜₕₐ♡ || ᴊᴜꜱᴛɪᴄᴇ4ꜱꜱʀ🦋🌈 || (@Aaaaaaastha) November 19, 2020
Anyone against Arnab, SSR & India will have to face boycott. The Nation is in no mood of sparing anyone who stands with anti-nationals or mocks the person who’s no more! Zomato & Bingo you didn’t see this coming right? @zomatoin @zomatocare#NoRepublicNoZomato#BoycottBingo pic.twitter.com/iv3thIOX9L
— Heena Parnani 🔱 𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙎𝙎𝙍 (@HeenaParnani) November 18, 2020
Yeh darr acchha laga.
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If you dont have audacity to face the heat of public anger (that too by virtue of your own deed) then ou should have thought of it while writing script.@amairas_07 @PhotonSupport #BoycottBingo#NoSushantNoBollywood pic.twitter.com/7RVI9qE07l
— Krutika (@krutika_SSR) November 18, 2020
Later in the day ITC Foods Spokesperson released a statement which read, “A completely false, erroneous and mischievous message is being posted/circulated alleging that an advertisement of Bingo! is making fun of a late Bollywood celebrity. Such kind of erroneous messages are knowingly spreading falsehoods. We request you to not fall prey to such mischievous posts. The recent Bingo! Advertisement was shot more than a year ago in October 2019. It is being aired this year because of delay in the launch of Bingo! Mad Angles Cheese Nachos and Bingo! Mad Angles Pizza due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”
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