One day after an incident took place, which involved a delivery person with food delivery app Zomato, on Twitter #BoycottUberEats trending because the brand supported their competitor.
— Zomato India (@ZomatoIN) July 31, 2019
In a strange turn of events, food delivery app competitors, Zomato and Uber Eats, have come together as a result of religious bigotry of a customer.
Amit Shukla from Jabalpur, on Tuesday night, tweeted about cancelling his order placed on Zomato as the designated delivery boy was not of his religion.
Shukla said that he just cancelled an order on @ZomatoIN as they allocated a rider, who wasn’t of his religion, for his food and they said they can’t change rider and can’t refund on cancellation on which he said they can’t force him to take a delivery he doesn’t want, don’t refund and just cancel.
Zomato, in response to Shukla’s tweet, responded that food has no religion. food is a religion. The tweet by Shukla stirred a heated and massive debate on social media, with some supporting Zomato for calling out its customer’s bigotry while others said that the food delivery app is not honoring the customers religious sentiments.
— DarKastic Dhiraj (@Dhiraj1502) August 1, 2019
Many Twitter users said they will uninstall the app as they are irked with Zomato’s response. There were others who heaped praises on Zomato and bought one-year subscriptions as a token of appreciation. Among those its arch rival Uber Eats also came in support of the Zomato. Uber Eats through a tweet said – ‘We stand by you’.
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
Many users who were showing their anger towards Zomato diverted it at Uber Eats after this tweet. The tweets of giving the hashtag – #BoycottUberEats is trending on top in India.
The tweets against Zomato and UberEats may trend on top, but the voice against religious discrimination has brought the two competitors together.