Yesterday something really interesting happened on Google Play Store: A few trolls took the #BoycottSurfExcel campaign one step ahead by abusing Microsoft Excel, Twitter laughed.
In a bizarre turn of events, a few trolls took to Google Play yesterday to abuse Microsoft Excel for an ad that was created by Surf Excel! Though the damage was minimal, Twitter had a field day laughing off the fate of poor Microsoft giant. The Microsoft Excel-Surf Excel confusion gave the Twitterverse a reason to laugh, again.
A little background
Recently, Surf Excel released a Holi-themed advertisement where a girl helps a boy reach a mosque without getting his clothes dirty. She is trying to save her friend from the neighborhood kids who are raining colors on anyone who passes through the lane. He leaves her at the gates of the mosque, promising to play Holi after reading Namaaz. This, along with a Brooke Bond advertisement that highlighted the issue of the elderly being abandoned at the Kumbh Mela costed Hindustan Unilever, the parent company of the two brands, pretty dear in the online space.
#BoycottSurfExcel everyone should write reviews on Amazon ,Flipkart etc asking to boycott this product apart from using social media platforms. Let HUL say goodbye to India. @sampadscales @loosebool @RakeshSinha01 @ZeeNews @republic
— चिंतक🇮🇳 (@bharthrihari) March 9, 2019
But things did not go as planned.
So, indian are boycotting Microsoft Excel because surf excel showed a hindu boy showing affection to muslim boy … This is hilarious 😂
— 𝔈𝔪𝔬𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫𝔞𝔩 𝔇𝔦𝔰𝔰𝔬𝔫𝔞𝔫𝔠𝔢 (@WallahSuper_boy) March 11, 2019
Flashback alert, anyone?
— Vallabh Patade (@vallabhpatade) March 11, 2019
— FilterCopy (@filtercopy) April 16, 2017
*The feels though*
— Ashfaque اشفاق🇮🇳 (@Ashfaque425) March 11, 2019
Twitterverse wasn’t surprised though
— Aparna (@chhuti_is) March 11, 2019
Humour’s the way, after all!
— vicky chandani (@vickychandani) March 11, 2019
Old joke + a new perspective = still funny.
Laundry day! I have a huge basket to do. Sigh! Microsoft Excel on weekdays, Surf Excel on Weekends. 😂
— Ayesha Hettiarachchi (@Aye5ha) September 30, 2018
To sum up:
Some Bhakts are really Angry with Microsoft Excel for the “Anti-Hindu” ad of Surf Excel pic.twitter.com/NoYfCZ00e1
— Joy (@Joydas) March 11, 2019