Milind Soman quits TikTok after engineer-turned-education reformer Sonam Wangchuk asks people to boycott Chinese products amid increasing border tension


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.

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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)