A recent advertisement by Surf Excel was splashed with hate by the viewers. The one-minute-long advertisement shows two kids. One Hindu and one Muslim. The Hindu girl is shown helping the Muslim boy reach the mosque without ruining his white kurta. the boy promises the girl to join in the fun after he is done offering the Namaaz.
Following the advertisement, the washing detergent manufacturer faced a lot of hatred online with a trending #BoycottSurfExcel.
The bucket full of angry comments was spilt over Microsoft Excel instead. Some Android users took it too seriously and took away the seriousness of the matter by giving negative reviews to the Microsoft Excel and gave one star to the app on the Google Play store. A user even suggested in the review that it should function in Pakistan only.
Have a look:
Some Bhakts are really Angry with Microsoft Excel for the “Anti-Hindu” ad of Surf Excel pic.twitter.com/NoYfCZ00e1
— Joy (@Joydas) March 11, 2019
— Riyaz Ahmed Khan (@RiazJS) March 11, 2019
— Aparna (@chhuti_is) March 11, 2019
— chris (@chriskabraham) March 12, 2019
Well, thats not the only one..😆 pic.twitter.com/L9k1g7TmYp
— Tanvi (@tanvi_07_) March 11, 2019
Another one 😁 pic.twitter.com/RhGJMw43WN
— Maswood Zafar (@MaswoodZ) March 11, 2019
Here is one more pic.twitter.com/lePkynsJ2Y
— Harshil Shah (@harshilshah0089) March 11, 2019
— XYZ TWEETER (@XyzTweeter) March 11, 2019