Another blow to Arnab Goswami as Zomato agrees to reconsider decision to advertise on Republic TV; days after controversial anchor attacked Salman Khan with ‘Bigg Boss of drugs’ jibe

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In another blow to Arnab Goswami, food delivery app Zomato has agreed to reconsider its decision to advertise on Republic TV after many accused the popular brand of funding hate. The development came days after Arnab Goswami had targeted Salman Khan with ‘senior citizen’ and ‘Bigg Boss of drugs’ jibes.

The controversy over Zomato’s association with Republic TV was triggered by a handle Defund the Hate, which shared a video clip on Twitter of Goswami’s rant over what’s being claimed as Love Jihad. The tweet by Defund the Hate read, “.@zomato
@deepigoyal people offered money to @feedingindia because they believed in it. Can we also assume that you believe and endorse this hate speech because you advertise in hateful @Republic_Bharat channel? If we are wrong, pull down your ads today! #DefundtheHateZomato.”



In response, Zomato said that whilst it never endorsed the content broadcast on Republic TV, it was rethinking its decision to advertise on Republic TV. It said, “Hi there, please note, we don’t endorse any content except our own. That being said, we are looking into this.”

This prompted many right-wing Twitter users to launch hashtag #boycottzomato in protest.





Goswami was recently sent to jail in an abetment to suicide case. He was denied bail by the Bombay High Court but the Supreme Court listed his case by allegedly bypassing the judicial hierarchy to grant him bail, triggering severe criticism from India’s rights activists.

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Goswami’s TV channels are always accused of pushing hate in a bid to support the BJP through its broadcast. Another funder of Goswami’s alleged hate campaign is Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi government, which has been buying expensive prime time slots on Republic TV channels by splashing crores of taxpayers’ money.

 

Goswami had recently attacked Salman Khan with insulting jibes, prompting the Bigg Boss  host to hit back at the Republic TV founder. Salman Khan-produced The Kapil Sharma Show had recreated a segment involving Kiku Sharda and Krushna Abhishek to mock Arnab Goswami’s theatrics on TV.

17 COMMENTS

  1. ZOMATO SHOULD NOT BE BULLIED, TO DISCONTINUE ADVERTISING ON REPUBLIC TV….

    IT WILL ONLY LOSE REVENUES, AND BECOME A TOMATO…..

    BY BOYCOTTING REPUBLIC TV, IT WILL BE BENDING KNEES BEFORE THE HATE MONGERS, WHO FORCE IT TO DO SO

    PLEASE CONTINUE ADVERTISING….

  2. Smt Swara Bhaskar is far more in news due to her tweets than for acting. And woke media builds up her tweets by interviewing her on them.

  3. This swara b is a ex jnu and needless to say such people love to hate nationalistic nature of rest od India. Astonishing to see that Omoto is playing into such fools world

  4. The headline of this article needs to be changed…It’s not a blow to Arnab but a big jolt to Zomato.
    Does Swara Bhakar control Zomato…..

  5. I am boycotting Zomato. Arnab is a successful media baron and a national hero. Someone forgot that Supreme Court was opened in the night at 2.00 am for a convicted Muslim terrorist!!! Zomato is a zero. Boycott Zomato.

  6. Its zomato who will be at loss, S Bhaskar will always speak BSas she has no career in Film Industry, she is a total failure so she has meet her ends meet by hook or by crook and Republic TV has a huge fan following so this stupidity does not bother them.

  7. ZOMATO IS A ROTTING TOMATO WHICH SWARA BASKAR CAN EAT. WE GIVE A SHIT ABOUT ZOMATO AND SWARA BHASKAR. ALSO WHAT IS SWARA BHASKAR AND WAT IS ZOMATO. BOTH ARE ROTTEN AND STINK.THEY BOTH DESERVE EACH OTHER.

  8. So many paid trolls to defend Arnab. Meanwhile Supreme Court has failed to uphold dignity, freedom and liberty of common people. What’s happening in India is nothing less than a travesty and Supreme court and central govt responsible.

  9. Dear Zomato,
    Just don’t try doing this. You guys will fall flat on your face. Republic is a solid platform for you. Thank you for your services till now.

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