The hashtags “Boycott Flipkart” and “Boycott Amazon” were among the top social media trends today as the popular e-commerce platforms were criticized for selling a T-shirt featuring Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput. The actor was found dead at his home in Mumbai in June 2020. He was 34.
— Armaan (@Armaan_rm) July 26, 2022
The T-shirts for sale on the sites have the face of Sushant Singh Rajput with the quote, “Depression is like drowning”. Outraged fans of Sushant Singh Rajput took to social media to dismiss the insinuation that the actor was depressed at the time of his death.
Country has not yet recovered from the shock of Sushant’s tragic death.
We will continue to raise our voices for justice.
— Kashyap (@Kashyap_updates) July 26, 2022
One user said, “Flipkart, you can’t market your product by dragging a dead person. Think about their relatives. Karma will get to you soon.”
Another commented: “The country has not yet recovered from the shock of Sushant’s tragic death. We will continue to raise our voices for justice…” and demand that “Flipkart apologize.”
I was happy to see the t-shirt from Sushant sir
But then I see the line
Depression is like drowning
Who are you to decide if he was depressed or not?
The case is still not solved
Sushant 4m Dreamer 2 Achiever pic.twitter.com/Ag3gxoUMpP
— Justice4SSR (@Justice132465) July 26, 2022
“I was happy to see Sushant’s T-shirt sir. But then I see the line ‘Depression is like drowning’. Who are you to decide whether he was depressed or not? The case is still not solved,” referring to the ongoing investigation into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Guys it’s time to #BoycottAmazon
This smear campaign cannot continue.
Smear campaign against SSR pic.twitter.com/4wyQ3TojHz
— Puja (@SushiDevotee_) July 27, 2022
The same T-shirt is also for sale on the Amazon website, which also sparked a barrage of “Boycott Amazon” tweets.
“Guys, it’s time to boycott Amazon. This smear campaign can’t go on. Smear campaign against SSR.”
Amazon and Flipkart have so far not responded to the criticism.
The case of Sushant Singh Rajput, which was originally handled by the Mumbai Police Department, is under investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau. The shocking death of the popular actor sparked a torrent of grief from legions of his fans.