“Boycott Hyundai” Trended In Twitter !! India’s Second Largest Car-Making Company Replied
After the solidarity messages shared by the Hyundai company’s dealer in Pakistan on social media over Kashmir, a hashtag saying “Boycott Hyundai” trended in the micro blogging social media site. Reacting to the outrage, the company’s India unit shared a statement, highlighting its “zero tolerance policy towards insensitive communication”
On 5th of February, Hyundai Pakistan’s social media handles shared posts in solidarity with the “Kashmiri brothers” in their “struggle for freedom”. It is notable that Pakistan observes February 5 as “Kashmir Solidarity Day” to show its support for the separatist movement in Pakistan.
Though the posts were removed later, hashtag “Boycott Hyundai” trended nationwide in India with many calling out the company for its social media posts on “Kashmir Solidarity Day”.
Check out some of the tweets that surfaced against the Auto making company :
#BoycottHyundai is trending as topmost trend across India signifying the anger against the unprofessional, shameful and disgusting social media posts of Hyundai. After Maruti, Hyundai was the most purchased car brand in India. One suicidal step can change the course of history.
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 6, 2022
This is sucide 🤣🤣🤣 pakistan 1 year sales = india 1 day sales, and they choose to do this?🤣🤣🤣 literally sucide
— Galactus (@princeinexile9) February 7, 2022
Auto industry is so bad in Pakistan that people drive second-hand cars imported from Japan etc after they reject them.
Hyundai tweeting Pakistan’s narrative over India-one of the fastest growing auto market is suicidal. #BoycottHyundai
— Monica (@TrulyMonica) February 6, 2022
Few months back I chose TATA over Hyundai. Today I am feeling proud. TATA is 🇮🇳 #BoycottHyundai pic.twitter.com/fTaWjD15jL
— Hardev Singh (@hardev_sr) February 6, 2022
jai Hind#BoycottHyundai pic.twitter.com/KC18YUsiCg
— Sadna Sardar (@SardarSadna) February 6, 2022
Summary of today #BoycottHyundai pic.twitter.com/MGqga2CxwF
— Nothing 🏳️🌈 (@Nothingsther3) February 6, 2022
Proud owner of Tata Punch 👊👊 #BoycottHyundai pic.twitter.com/i5iFoAxURL
— #abhijit kirote (@abhijitkirote) February 6, 2022
#BoycottHyundai I’ve made all my mind to book Brand new alcazar tomorrow and i was about to make token payment today, you can check the quotation here, but now I need to think again,this biased view is not acceptable. pic.twitter.com/7dofiDS5x5
— Nitesh Kumar Agrawal (@caniteshji) February 6, 2022
Hyundai supports TERRORISM
Hyundai supports stone pelters
Hyundai supports terror state Pak
Hyundai is against sovereignty of our nation.
Hyundai is Anti-India
Retweet if you agree #BoycottHyundai @Hyundai_Global @HyundaiIndia pic.twitter.com/OGagzS3gbd
— Major Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) February 7, 2022
I booked #Hyundai Verna a month ago & it was due to be deliver this month but after seeing #HyundaiPakistan post, supporting separatism in #Kashmir,India, cancelled the Verna & called the Honda outlet and taken the delivery of Honda City today itself.
#BoycottHyundai, thats it! pic.twitter.com/Jmqw73NvlN
— CA Ashutosh Soni (@CA_AshutoshSoni) February 6, 2022
Reacting to such comments, Hyundai India came up with a press release, saying “Hyundai Motor India has been committed to the Indian market for more than 25 years now and we stand firmly for our strong ethos of respecting nationalism. The unsolicited social media post linking Hyundai Motor India is offending our unparalleled commitment and service to this great country” in their post.
“India is second home to the Hyundai brand and we have zero tolerance policy towards insensitive communication and we strongly condemn any such view. As part of our commitment to India, we will continue our efforts towards the betterment of the country as well as its citizens” the post further read.
Official Statement from Hyundai Motor India Ltd.#Hyundai #HyundaiIndia pic.twitter.com/dDsdFXbaOd
— Hyundai India (@HyundaiIndia) February 6, 2022
However, the post didn’t go well with many of the Indian online users as the hashtag against Hyundai continues to trend with people saying that the statement was made just for the sake of it.