#BoycottMakeMyTrip is the new trending hashtags, you guys. It all began when a Twitter handle by the name of Keyur Joshi – the co-founder of Make My Trip spoke about the beef ban. We have reached out to him to verify whether or not @KeyurJoshi_ is his real account or not but haven’t received a reply yet. In a nation that is already in the midst of a very prolonged debate about whether or not beef can or should be banned, the tweets have raised a controversy. While the Twitter handle has been suspended, the screenshots have been doing the rounds of social media with calls for boycott of Keyur’s former company MakeMyTrip.
In series of tweets, the handle @KeyurJoshi_ (which has now been deleted) wrote about the rising intolerance in the country and that ‘he is going to eat beef’ just to ‘support freedom of food’. He also mentioned that he is a strong supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has practised vegetarianism throughout his life. Check it out:
Thus, started the Twitter storm calling out names and trolling Keyur and MakeMyTrip. Someone started the campaign #BoycottMakeMyTrip. The furore reached a point where MakeMyTrip had to clarify, writing on Twitter:
The views expressed by Mr.Joshi on Twitter are his personal thoughts & do not reflect the views of MMT. He is not a current employee of MMT
— MakeMyTrip.com (@makemytrip) May 31, 2017
Check out the tweets:
I’d rather be a Hindu than a make my trip traveller #BoycottMakeMyTrip pic.twitter.com/22Sg9D6Cdd
— ꜱɪʀ ɴᴀᴛʜᴜʟᴀʟ ᴊʀ. (@SirNathulal) May 31, 2017
#BoycottMakeMyTrip aaaaakkk thuuuu ab isko iski Aukat dikhane ki time hai bhai log. Just uninstall the app like I did and go for other app. pic.twitter.com/2jo1iPRL8B
— प्रशान्त पटनायक (@prasant_p) May 31, 2017
Lets trend #BoycottMakeMyTrip . He cant speak for all the Hindus. If he does not want to be Hindu, he can call John Dayal & get baptized
— Girish S (@girishs2) May 31, 2017
I just planed outing with my family canceled all trips due to keyur joshi’s statement i will go with othrservice provider #BoycottMakeMyTrip
— Rajendra Mahanavar (@rmahanavar) May 31, 2017
@makemytrip hey Keyur ! Hope the beef was worth it ! Enjoy ! #BoycottMakeMyTrip pic.twitter.com/QRoDDGSEjl
— Mentellectual (@guiltycommie) May 31, 2017
#BoycottMakeMyTrip Delete the Mobile App and let them know that they cannot support Cow slaughter in India and make profits too.
— HeMan NAMO (नमो:) (@HemanNaMo) May 31, 2017
Dear @aliaa08 & @RanveerOfficial request to #BoycottMakeMyTrip MMT ads as his co founder is against humanity.
— Vidyapati (@rakeshNmishra) May 31, 2017