Fans of Sushant Singh Rajput have criticized Flipkart for “cheap marketing” after the e-commerce website reportedly started selling a T-shirt with a photo of the late actor. In photos shared on social media, the T-shirt reads “Depression is like drowning.” On Tuesday, Boycott Flipkart started trending on Twitter after a fan shared a photo of the T-shirt with the slogan “depression” with Sushant’s photo. The actor was 34 when he was found dead in June 2020. Read more: Rhea Chakraborty Shares Note After Sushant Singh Rajput’s Sister Said She Ruined His Life
Angry that the message on the T-shirt indicated that Sushant had committed suicide, fans took to Twitter to share their anger, with some demanding an apology from Flipkart and removing the said T-shirt from their website. The T-shirt no longer exists on the site.
Fans of the late actor tweeted screenshots of Flipkart’s T-shift with Sushant as many reacted with shock. Some were surprised by the “insensitive” product, others called it a “smear campaign” against the late actor.
A fan shared the screenshot on Tuesday, writing: “The country is not yet out of the shock of Sushant’s tragic death. We will continue to raise our voices for justice. Flipkart should be ashamed of this heinous act and apologize that such an incident will not be repeated.” Some called the move to sell such a T-shirt “nonsense.” ‘What kind of nonsense is that Flipkart? Dragging a dead soul and labeling the specific photo as ‘depression’. What kind of cheap marketing is this?” wrote one Twitter user on Wednesday. Another said, “How can anyone think of such a thing?” Another person tweeted along with the hashtag Boycott Flipkart: “Shame on you Flipkart. You want to slander a person who can no longer defend themselves.”
While some Twitter users pointed out that the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) had not yet released their final findings on Sushant’s death and insisted that the actor did not die by suicide, but was killed, one person said he is seeking legal action. would take action against the e-commerce platform. “I will notify Flipkart tonight (for approving material that defames a deceased) as an ordinary and responsible citizen,” he tweeted Tuesday.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his home in Mumbai on June 14, 2020. Initial reports quoted Mumbai police as saying the cause of death was ‘accidental death’. Later, the case was handed over to the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Bureau for further investigation. In the latest development regarding Sushant’s death, the NCB has filed draft charges against Sushant’s then-girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and others in a special court.
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