Supermodel and actor Milind Soman took to Twitter on Friday night to announce that he is no longer a TikTok user. He has quit the video-sharing app in a move to boycott Chinese products amid the rising border tension between India and China.
Milind’s move comes after engineer turned education reformer Sonam Wangchuk posted a video and encouraged Indian citizens to delete their TikTok accounts and boycott everything made in China within a week. "I am no longer on TikTok #BoycottChineseProducts," Milind wrote in his tweet. He also shared a short clip from Wangchuk's original video.
— Milind Usha Soman (@milindrunning) May 29, 2020
TikTok is a video sharing application that has the highest number of users in India. As per a study conducted in 2019, there are more than 120 million TikTok users in the country. Wangchuk who served as the inspiration of Aamir Khan’s character Phungsuk Wangdu in 3 Idiots believes that Indians quitting TikTok will bur a hole in the Chinese firm’s pocket.
Sonam Wangchuk told a news channel that the Chinese actions on the border with India are a result of domestic dissatisfaction over the Chinese government’s handling of the COVID-19 crises. He also reiterated PM Narendra Modi’s words and suggested that Indians need not depend on cheap Chinese products but resort to Indian alternatives.
(Source: Twitter/Republic TV)