Boycott Qatar Airways’ for trending on Twitter. The hashtag has been trending amid protests over the BJP leader’s blasphemy. A Twitter user named ‘Vashudev’ had posted a video calling for a boycott of Qatar Airways. Boycott Qatar Airways’ Twitter account went viral after Qatar condemned BJP spokesperson Nupura Sharma’s statement.
After Qatar voiced strong objection to controversial comments made against the Prophet Muhammad by BJP members, “bycottQatarAirways” began trending on Twitter on Tuesday. The trend also brought to the fore a fake video posted by Twitter user Ahad (@AhadunAhad11111) in which Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker appears to appeal to one of the Twitter users to withdraw his call for “bycott ” to the airline.
The trend also brought to the fore a fake video posted by Twitter user Ahad (@AhadunAhad11111) in which Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker appears to appeal to one of the Twitter users to withdraw his call for “bycott ” to the airline.
“I cancelled all my meetings and flew directly to Qatar because Vashudev is our biggest shareholder. And he decided to boycott our lines from his headquarters, which is the terrace of his house,” Al Baker seems to say in an interview with Al Jazeera. “He was having a power outage at the time in his neighbourhood and he made that devastating video.”
“And this is a special kind of boycott because it’s ‘bycott,’ another level of ‘boycott,'” Al Baker appears to say in the fake video.
He then goes on to appeal to the Twitter user to withdraw his boycott call and offers to give him a plane or two liters of gasoline in return.
“Vashudev habibi, we are willing to give you a whole plane to make your TikTok videos, or maybe we can give you two liters of free gas for you to accept this boycott call, otherwise how will we survive?” says Al Baker in the fake video.
‘I am a proud Hindu. “I will no longer travel on Qatar Airways,” he said. ‘Travel on Qatar Airways is essentially expensive. So boycott a liter of petrol first, then maybe a trip on Qatar Airways’ replied one.