[Watch] Bingo, Ranveer Singh Slammed For Ad ‘Poking Fun At SSR’; ITC Issues Clarification
Bhubaneswar: Hours after #BoycottBingo trended on Twitter, ITC Foods issued a statement claiming that the advertisement was shot in October 2019 and released now as the product launch was delayed due to COVID-19.
“A completely false, erroneous and mischievous message is being posted/circulated alleging that an advertisement of Bingo! is making fun of a late Bollywood celebrity. Such kind of erroneous messages is knowingly spreading falsehoods. We request you to not fall prey to such mischievous posts. The recent Bingo! the advertisement was shot more than a year ago in October 2019. It is being aired this year because of the delay in the launch of Bingo! Mad Angles Cheese Nachos and Bingo! Mad Angles Pizza due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” a spokesperson said.
Social media users took offence as they considered that words like ‘photon’, ‘algorithm’ and ‘paradox’ were used in the advertisement, featuring Ranveer Singh, to take a jibe at late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was interested in space and quantum physics.
Watch the ad here:
Twitterati brutally trolled Bingo and also questioned the educational qualification of the Gully Boy actor.
@RanveerOfficial I just want to know who dubbed your portion in the ad?
I’m sure you don’t know meaning of a single word here!
If any chance you know, brief me what is Algorithm! Or what is Photon!
Level matters, mocking doesn’t!#BoycottBingo #NoSushantNoBollywood pic.twitter.com/gA32iyAY51
— Srinwanti (@srinwanti_munai) November 18, 2020
“The importance of acknowledging of nuance”
“As you grow to that stage you acquire several skills among which is also the innate ability to recognize
nuance both visually and verbally”.#NoSushantNoBollywood #BoycottBingo pic.twitter.com/ZgN0ytG0K3
It is extremely disappointing to see the educational and scientific expertise of @itsSSR is being brutally mocked by a person representing a chips brand!
Not sure what his educational qualification is🤔
Sad to see all 🇮🇳efforts for #CBIFile302InSSRCase goes in vain💔#BoycottBingo https://t.co/Q0BbnVsyDv
— Dr. Sunny Duttagupta (@sunnydg23) November 18, 2020
— Self Musing Photon (@selfmusing21) November 18, 2020
#BoycottBingo for shamelessly making fun of SSR thru it’s brand ambassador @RanveerOfficial .. Best if you guys take this advertisement down and remove Mr. Ranveer being face for your company.. else face huge boycott@ITCCorpCom pic.twitter.com/I2256eJDgE
— Amit Verma: GotPromotedToManager (@PhotonSupport) November 18, 2020