Indians on social media have called for a complete boycott of KFC and other MNC brands operating in Pakistan after they have expressed solidarity with Kashmir.
On the 5th of February, Pakistan observes Kashmir Day. Many brands active on social media in Pakistan express solidarity with Kashmiris. A similar post was shared by KFC’s Pakistan handle last year, which has now been picked up by Indian users on social media and is being used to boycott the brand.
The hashtag #BoycottKFC has been trending in India and Pakistan since then.
— Monica (@TrulyMonica) February 7, 2022
Shame on you KFC #BoycottKFC
— Apurva Singh (@iSinghApurva) February 7, 2022
— Maggi (@JainMaggii) February 7, 2022
— Sawai Singh Dhanwa (@sawaisingdhanwa) February 7, 2022
— NIKHIL KASHYAP 🐄 (@Nikhilattacks) February 7, 2022
KFC, the popular fast-food chain with branches across the globe, has responded to the concerns of its consumers in India. The official handle of KFC in India tweeted, “We deeply apologize for a post that was published on some KFC social media channels outside the country. We honour and respect India, and remain steadfast in our commitment to serving all Indians with pride.”
We deeply apologize for a post that was published on some KFC social media channels outside the country. We honour and respect India, and remain steadfast in our commitment to serving all Indians with pride.
— KFC India (@KFC_India) February 7, 2022
An Indian user who has responded to the tweet is asking the brand to “say the truth loud and clear that Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India and that you respect India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Don’t shy away”.
KFC you gotta say the truth loud and clear that Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India and you respect India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Don’t shy away.
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 7, 2022
While some users aren’t mindful that the posts making rounds on social media are not posted by KFC India but by KFC Pakistan.
Apology rejected .
We need apology letter , how can you post something like this ? Kashmir is an integral part of India. 🇮🇳🚩
— 🇮🇳Vini7🇮🇳🚩 (@VImvinit007) February 7, 2022
Other MNC companies, including Hyundai, KIA, Dominos, PizzaHut, and other reputed multinationals, have also become targets.
We are in the position to boycott these companies & we have many companies to replace them. So don't worry go for other options. We need to teach lesson to every MNC working in India. #BoycottHyundai #BoycottKiaMotors #BoycottKFC #BoycottDominos#BoycottPizzaHut pic.twitter.com/i2IPCtuP0X
— Abhishek Gupta (@abhigupta_ak) February 7, 2022
A user expressed his opinion on the ongoing debate on social media. He said Multinational corporations are meant for Business Promotion, Economic growth & not for indulging in the political affairs of a country. @KFC_ES views on our country internal affair are not only derogatory but is a violation of our National laws and integrity”.
He further added, “Govt must ensure that such an entity must not be let free to spoil the internal cohesion of a country.”
Govt must ensure that such entity must not be let free to spoil the internal cohesion of a country. 2/2#BoycottKFC
— Wajahat Farooq Bhat (@Wajahatfarooqbt) February 7, 2022
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