Bizarre things are found on online shopping websites if you dig a little. But this time, Flipkart is being called out online for its insensitivity after people found a particular t-shirt being sold by the website.
The white round-neck t-shirt has an artwork of Sushant Singh Rajput with a quote on depression printed on it that reads, “Depression is like Drowing.” The product is being sold for Rs 179 after discount by a seller named Pasito.
The actor died by suicide two years ago, an investigation surrounding which is still ongoing.
Several people slammed Flipkart for commercializing a deceased person’s struggle and called for a boycott of the online shopping website. Soon #BoycottFlipkart started to trend online, reported DNA.
I will serve notice to .@Flipkart tonight (for approving a material which is defaming a deceased) as a common & responsible citizen.
— Rudrabha Mukherjee 🇮🇳 (@imrudrabha) July 26, 2022
— Abirami Baskar (@Skaterabidancer) July 26, 2022
Now what’s this nonsense Flipcart????
Dragging a dead soul n labelling d specific pic as “Depression”!!! 😡🤬
— Kõêl Śîñhä 🚩🇮🇳 (@cocoapiie) July 26, 2022
Smear Campaign Against SSR pic.twitter.com/VizYzl5Z5o
— Varsha 🇮🇳 (@TherealVarsha) July 27, 2022
In how much money you sell your conscience @Flipkart❓
Don't mess with SSRians, mind it.. Sushant Singh Rajput is not here but His SSRians are still Alive & we don't allow anyone to malign our Sushant s image..
I support #BoycottFlipkart
Smear Campaign Against SSR pic.twitter.com/9d2mVMpuv4
— Jannatul 💥🇧🇩 (@Jannat_Firdouse) July 27, 2022
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Soulless creatures trying to mint money at other person's suffering.. Disgusting @Flipkart @flipkartsupport Can you remove this hurtful product from your platform. #BoycottFlipkart https://t.co/dNzrSuELI8
— Vandana – #CBIforPalghar (@iamwhat31702379) July 26, 2022
— Dinesh palaniappan (@inpaldin1) July 26, 2022
I am glad that I was never your customer & will never be in future @Flipkart @flipkartsupport , those who forgot humanity to defame the one who is not here defend himself, those who are involved in Smear Campaign Against SSR . I support #BoycottFlipkart . pic.twitter.com/4aW3wAH7PX
— Koushani Kundu (@kundu_koushani) July 27, 2022
How can someone hv t audacity to do such cheap business..??
Tey r tagging a deceased person with wrong, misleading nd defaming alligations of being depressed..!!
Remove r product frm ur pages right now
Sushant 4m Dreamer 2 Achiever pic.twitter.com/xSx9ljD6Gq
— Soma Dutta (@SomaDut96461948) July 26, 2022
@Flipkart why don't you use @deepikapadukone photo for depression msg. She herself admitted being depressed multiple times.@itsSSR never said he was depressed nor can defend himself now. So stop using his name for your business. #BoycottFlipkart
— 🇮🇳AnushreeJustice4SSR🇮🇳 (@AnushreeMhatre1) July 26, 2022
Smear Campaign Against SSR 🔥
How much you @Flipkart and this PASITO know about Sushant Singh Rajput?
What a disgraceful business tactics you have taken.
Feeling deeply ashamed that I used to be your Customer, Won’t be any more.
I strongly support this trend 👇🏼 #BoycottFlipkart pic.twitter.com/17ZYmyHUUl
— PIYALI 🇮🇳 (@PiyaliBh) July 27, 2022
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