Old Tweet Of Zomato Founder About “South Indian Folks” Is Trending Now!!

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CM / Updated: 2021-10-21
10:16 IST

A tweet uploaded by Deepinder Goyal in the year 2012 is trending now with people of Tamil Nadu trolling him as he made fun of “South Indian Folks” in his 9 year old tweet. Many raised question about the “tolerence class” he conducted through a series of tweets after the recent controversy that took place due to one his call centre agents made a personal opinion about “Hindi” being our national language.


In the old tweet which is trending, Deepinder said that M&M employs “South Indian Folks” for word of mouth marketing because they always say “yum and yum”. “Did you know that M&M employs South Indian folks for word of mouth marketing? They always say yum and yum” read the tweet of the Zomato founder.

Check out his tweet below :

With just 97 likes, the tweet received 808 quoted replies so far with 400 plus comments. The 9 year old tweet is currently trending with reactions criticizing him. “You were the one who took tolerance class to us yesterday? right? Here, Eat your own words man. Hope you will tolerate others’ imperfections. And appreciate each other’s language and regional sentiments” Shyam Sundar, a journalist replied with many others trolling the Zomato founder.

Check out some of such reactions below :


It all started when a customer named Vikas tried to get his refund after finding an item missing in the order he made. A call centre agent cited language barrier as an issue and made a personal opinion on why everyone in India should learn Hindi language, a “little” bit. Agitated Vikas captured the screen shot of his chat and uploaded it in his twitter handle which blew up across the country. It led to a twitter trending of hashtag “Reject Zomato”.

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Hours after the issue made headlines, Zomato came up with a public note, apologizing to Vikas for what happened and announced that the employee is fired. However, Deepinder Goyal founder of the food delivery app, came up with a tweet commenting on the “tolerance” level of people in our country. He who felt the employee is young and still learning, reinstated her. The tweet stirred controversy again as many people who belong to the Tamil speaking state felt that Deepinder didn’t understand the whole context of the issue.


Check out the series of tweets he posted below :

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