UberEats, the ride-hailing company Uber's online food ordering unit, has stepped forward to extend support to its rival Zomato over the recent 'Non-Hindu rider' controversy on social media. UberEats said on Twitter "@ZomatoIN , we stand by you," in reference to Zomato's fitting 'food has no religion' response to a bigoted demand on the microblogging platform earlier where a user asked to cancel his order as it was being delivered by a 'non-hindu' rider.
"@ZomatoIN , we stand by you," UberEats India tweeted quoting Zomato's heart-winning 'food has no religion' tweet from yesterday.
However, just like Zomato, UberEats too has drawn some angry reactions on social media for supporting Zomato where users are wanting to boycott the food delivery app. While we saw massive support for Zomato on its comment complete shut down of a ridiculous demand, there were some users that asked to boycott Zomato after the said incident, and now demand to 'Boycott UberEats' is gaining a voice after it's support for Zomato.
At the time of writing this story, the hashtags #BoycottUberEats and #BoycottZomato are leading Twitter's trending chart in India.
The whole controversy started with a tweet from a Zomato user sharing his disbilief over how his food order is being delivered by a muslim rider. It quickly caught on the attention of social media users all over after Zomato responded to the user in its own way.
Not just that, the user even managed to catch Zomato founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal's attention too. Goyal reacted to the incident by saying "we aren’t sorry to lose any business that comes in the way of our values."
Some strong reactions also poured in from all corners including reactions from former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah and actors Swara Bhasker, Gauhar Khan and Richa Chadha.