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 :
Did you know that M&M employs South Indian folks for word of mouth marketing? They always say yum and yum.— Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) July 14, 2012
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 :
எங்களுக்கே Tolerance class எடுத்து விபூதி அடிக்க பாத்த இல்ல. pic.twitter.com/dGKPf70qLd— Karthick Murugan (@KarthickOcean) October 20, 2021
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 (@Shyamoffi) October 20, 2021
Hears from a person who comes from a community who spells thousands as ‘thoujands’— அஞ்சாநெஞ்சன் மருதுப்பாண்டி (@Tirunelveliyaar) October 20, 2021
Did you know who Google employs as it’s CEO?— மாண்புமிகு. திராவிடன் (@Dravidian_Stoc) October 20, 2021
Pesama Irunthirkalam. Class Edukrenu pesi ippo parunga Theliya Vechu Theliya Vechu Velukuranga pic.twitter.com/OjQrtI6gDV— Dharma Chandru (@dharmachandru) October 20, 2021
Hindi zealots: everyone should know Hindi, we make fun of non-Hindi people— Sandeep Kambi (@sandeepkambi) October 20, 2021
Hindi zealots: the country should learn to be tolerant and appreciate each other’s sentiments https://t.co/bMs7hePtkF
டேய் நாயே, அப்ப என்ன கூந்தலுக்கு இங்க கடைய விரிச்சிருக்க. வாயில நல்லா வந்துரும் 😡👊🏿👊— 🎯 Ⓜ️ind 🅿️irate ⚔️🦹♀️🏴☠️ (@RajOPositive) October 20, 2021
ஏன்டா புறம்போக்கு, இதெல்லாம் என்னடா— Mechanic Bala🖤❤️ (@bala194750) October 20, 2021
ஒட்டு மொத்த தென்னிந்தியர்களை அசிங்கபடுத்திட்டு, என்ன மயித்துக்கு, தென்னிந்தியாவுல தொழில் பண்ணுற, எச்ச நாயே
தென்னிந்தியர்களது துட்டு மட்டும் இனிக்குதாடா
உங்களுக்கு செலவு பண்றதுக்கு நாங்க வரி கட்டிட்டு இருக்கோம்டா பாடு
You the same guy who typed this essay on “tolerance and inclusion” pal? pic.twitter.com/IF2a7EhWsS— The Saudade Guy (@thesaudadeguy) October 20, 2021
You are a racist.— mac (@dr_madras) October 20, 2021
And your app’s interface sucks. Swiggy is much better IMO. Bye. https://t.co/tvKek1fpVk
Did you know,— 🚩Sri Sri Sri Srimad Jagatmindri MahaswamigaLu 🛕 (@jagatmindri) October 20, 2021
that M&M’s production quality, product quality went up only after employing South Indians and moving to MRV?
That’s something Mr. Goyal needs to note down.
Also, compare Mahindra ‘before Ramkripa Ananthan’ and ‘After Ramkripa Ananthan’.
For other examples pic.twitter.com/1nVWcxg0BM— Gopala Krishnan (@GopalaK87664019) October 20, 2021
வாடா நல்லவனே, at the end of the day you are the racist scumbag huh, what a lucky moment of swiggy in Tamilnadu 😆 https://t.co/1rOFs5fZ69— Sathish (@Sathish42590339) October 20, 2021
Can’t blame the employees when the problem starts right from the top of the hierarchy 😏 https://t.co/ooVMYYqfBr— Kiran Tony (@s_kirantony) October 20, 2021
Do you know that Brazzers employs north Indian folks for word of mouth marketing? They always says haan ji haan ji haan haan haan— Onion (மேதகு வெங்காயம்) போண்டா இல்லை (@Vengayam_da) October 20, 2021
Hey zombie.. please do not school us about tolerance.. https://t.co/jvZZSffx6V— Style Paande (@StylePaande) October 20, 2021
Think MR. Deepinder needs the same “Tolerance” classes 😁 https://t.co/aHxfosM51V— Sonia Arunkumar (@rajakumaari) October 20, 2021
Hello all!— Soms (@sowmya_Raman_) October 20, 2021
Meet professor Deepinder, who’s gonna teach us “Tolerance and sensitivity level 101” course this semester. https://t.co/sl5zxajCCe
And you taught us about tolerance… 😁😂— Mithun K Raman (@mithunraman) October 20, 2021
Racist asshole! https://t.co/KEZl177Mge
This one talks about tolerance in his latest tweet 😂😅😅 https://t.co/lg9EJKeucK— RK Gowda (@ravikeerthi22) October 20, 2021
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”.
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 :
On that note, we are reinstating the agent – this alone is not something she should have been fired for. This is easily something she can learn and do better about going forward.— Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) October 19, 2021
Having said that, we should all tolerate each other’s imperfections. And appreciate each other’s language and regional sentiments.— Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) October 19, 2021
Tamil Nadu – we love you. Just as much as we love the rest of the country. Not more, not less. We are all the same, as much as we are different.❤️