Right from the time he opened up about being diagnosed as manic depressive to voicing the fact that he’d been bullied in the film industry, Anupam Kher has never shied away from candidly expressing his thoughts. This time around he took to social media to vent his frustration about the fact that he couldn’t find India’s watch in the Olympic collection at a New York Apple store.
He shared a clip showing customized watches representing each country that took part in the Tokyo Olympics, as they were on display at the store. Watches representing Jamaica, France, Australia and Canada, among others flaunted a flag as a symbol of the nation they belonged to.
Initials of the countries were penned in front of the watches. However, there was no watch that represented India. Take a look-
Dear @Apple! Visited your store on 5th ave in NY! Impressive! There were watches of International Olympic collection representing flags of various countries! Was disappointed not to see INDIA’s watch there? I wonder why? We are one of the largest consumers of #Apple products!😳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/IVvB8TmkGU
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) September 14, 2021
Desis had a lot to say about this. Some shared in the frustration Kher felt and tweeted their opinion. Others tried to reason why India’s watch wasn’t presented.
Sir they still consider us third world country and we should ourselves be cautious to choose the brands which dont care for diginity of beloved country who are consuming approximately more than 30% of their produce
— S J Kaul (@SJKaul) September 14, 2021
Those are customised, and they put only for display.
Being second largest country in the world, I think, we deserve our flag displayed.
— Bhaskar Aechuri (@BhaskarAechuri) September 14, 2021
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The show event was to display the flags of countries which are participated in Olympics 2020. They should have included Indian flag as well. You comment is wrong
— vishal yadav (@vishalyadav22) September 14, 2021
U.S. has never respected Indians… They don't bother indians .. but indians get up now and stop using us products especially apple…
— Amit Omprakash Laddh (@AmitLaddh) September 14, 2021
Indian flag is there on helmet of Indian cricketers, even bhabani devi played in the Olympics with a helmet that had tricolor on it. I have seen watches with our tricolor.
— Sivasis Mohanty 🇮🇳 (@MohantySivasis) September 14, 2021
Well Anupam ji they are not able to accommodate our Ancient Sun Watch of Jantar Mantar of Jaipur https://t.co/gYrYhf5im3
— Arun (@Arun72604286) September 14, 2021
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