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Microsoft Excel confused for Surf Excel, gets hate

IANS  |  New Delhi 

giant has become an unexpected victim of hate messages directed at a Excel detergent commercial that has raked up a huge controversy in over the past few days.

The latest commercial, part of Excel's "Daag Achche Hai Campaign", shows a Hindu girl saving a Muslim boy from colours on Holi. However, it has offended some people, who are venting their anger on the

Some un-informed folks, who joined the hate parade, confused Excel with Excel.

Soon #BoycottSurfExcel, #BoycottExcel, #MicrosoftExcel and more such hashtags involving were trending on the

"Going to request Sundar Pichai to throw you away from the Playstore. And ofcourse Satya Nadella as well to remove you from Microsoft Office. As a data scientist, it was tough to say this but country over profession anytime," wrote Aditya Bhandari, who claims to be a data scientist,

Raju Narisetti posted a screenshot of Bhandari's comment on Twitter, expressing his shock at the ignorance.



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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 11:54 IST