With the threatening Corona Virus originating from China, the hate against the country has increased like never before. China has been subjected to worldwide criticism and separation. While American President Donal Trump directly blames China for the intentional spread of the disease, India has come up with a new online campaign called Boycott Chinese Products.
The reasons cited for this movement are the low quality products, internal conflicts with China, separatist movement against China and others.
Many Bollywood personalities and known figures have taken the platform of the internet to share the campaign and their support.
Arshad Warsi recently tweeted, “I am consciously going to stop using everything that is Chinese. As they are a part of most of the things we use, it will take time but I know, one day I’ll be Chinese free. You should try it too,”
I am consciously going to stop using everything that is Chinese. As they are a part of most of the things we use, it will take time but I know, one day I’ll be Chinese free. You should try it too …
— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) May 30, 2020
The actor-model Milind Soman declared that he won’t be using the Chinese video making App TikTok anymore. Ranvir Sheroy also tweeted, “Bilkul. Beshaq. #BoycottChina. #CKMKB.”
Am no longer on tiktok. #BoycottChineseProducts pic.twitter.com/QEqCGza9j7
— Milind Usha Soman (@milindrunning) May 29, 2020
The hashtags #BoycottChineseProducts and #BoycottChina became popular after the real life 3 Idiot’s Phunsuk Wangudu, Sonam Wangchuk shared a video on Youtube asking everyone to avoid using Chinese products because of the tension arising between the two countries, India and China in Ladakh.
Netizens have nodded over the video and have started sharing the hashtag already. The movement was also joined by the India TV actress Kamya Ounjabi who wrote, “I never had such apps on my phone. Would like to request all who have commercials attached with such chinese products to use alternative Be Indian buy Indian #BoycottChineseProducts,”
Indian writer Raaj Shaandilya also chpped In saying, “Boycott “MADE IN CHINA” movement ka hissa bane… aur apne desh ki pragati main yogdaan dein. Jai Hind Jai Bharat. (be a part of the boycott Made In China movement and help in the prosperity of your country.) #BoycottMadeInChina,” Shaandilyaa tweeted.