The Great Indian Confusion involving Snapdeal and Sonu Sood.
To defend or accuse India of intolerance or being ‘poor’ or being under a spell of ‘forced religiousness’ would be to go political and invite controversies. So I’ll not tread that territory and leave it by the door. However, what I will not leave by the door is how people are reacting to other people who confuse themselves when lashing out their anger on people and brands. Welcome the victims – Snapdeal and Sonu Sood.
Now the real story….
A day ago, the entire social media witnessed the rage that erupted when an ex-employee accused Snapchat’s CEO of describing India as a ‘poor country’. This resulted in so many things, two of them being: (a) Snapchat ratings and reviews dropping low (b) Snapdeal suffering the same ‘Boycott Snapdeal’ as a collateral damage.
If anything, this incident proved at least one point – that some of us are really not bothered on checking the facts before going on a rant online. And what proves this point furthermore is what happened today, again.
The following are the tweets by Sonu Nigam, an Indian singer:
Also guess, who had to take the hit this time?
Sonu Nigam – Sonu – Sonu Sood.
Sonu Sood, an Indian actor.
And this is how Twitter reacted to this entire fiasco of identities –
*Sonu nigam thinking last night*
Let me tweet something related to religion. Who cares who said what. I will find someone like "snapdeal"
— Boondi ka Laddoo (@boondi_laddoo) April 17, 2017
When Sonu Nigam and Snapchat Speak, Sonu Sood and Snapdeal Weep
— JioXpressNews (@jioxpressnews) April 17, 2017
In other news, Snapdeal started following Sonu Sood.
— Sherlock (@Engineeroast) April 17, 2017
Snapdeal and sonu sood are like those kids in the bunch of kids of Indian household who get scolded upon for no fault of their own.
— Noel (@hape_go_lueke) April 17, 2017
Muslims getting offended by Sonu Nigam's tweet and are trolling Sonu Sood. Chalo isi bahane bechare ki publicity toh hui @SarcasmHubb
— Abhinav Mathur (@mathur_poet) April 17, 2017
People trolled Snapdeal instead of Snapchat. Sonu Sood instead of Sonu Nigam. Next is they'll blame Barack Obama for 9/11 attack.
— Gautam Verma (@gautamverma23) April 17, 2017
What Snapchat is to Snapdeal, Sonu Nigam is to Sonu Sood.
— Mirchi Sayema (@MirchiSayema) April 17, 2017
Only Sonu Sood knows the pain of Snapdeal @SarcasmHubb
— Vatsalya Shah (@Vatsalya_shahh) April 17, 2017
And of course, this.
Sonu Nigam uploading a Snapchat story of him singing a bhajan will just explode this universe today.
— Unofficial : Bombay High Court (@2OFFICIAL4YOU) April 17, 2017
When people started directing their sticks and stones at Sonu Sood, he was left completely blank on what wrong had he done after all??
I am still wondering WHO said WHAT n to WHOM 🤔🤔 n WHO'S asking me to find out WHAT happened WHERE 🤔🤔🤔
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) April 17, 2017
If you did not have a full breath of laughter yesterday, you can still grab some extra humor at how some people just feel the need to hold somebody accountable, even when they have caught the wrong person.
Whether it be the issue of an alleged comment by the CEO of a famous company or a direct one by an Indian singer, the social media sure is a place you cannot rely upon for facts or figures or news.