Furniture giant IKEA apologizes after Hindu protest over campaign video trivializing yoga

Multinational home furnishings retailer IKEA has apologized after Hindus protested over its recently launched Australia campaign video “IKEA product pose Yoga”, deploring that it trivialized yoga. Cecilia Stenberg, a spokeswoman for the Ingka Group Press Office, in emails to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote:…We are truly sorry and apologize if […]

Dismayed Hindus urge Illinois brewery to rename Trishul beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Buffalo Grove (Illinois, USA) based Prairie Krafts Brewing Company to apologize and rename/withdraw its “Trishul” beer; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu symbols or concepts or deities or icons for commercial or other agenda […]

Upset Hindus urge London firm to withdraw denigrating apparel & apologize

Hindus are urging “Yoga Peace Life”, a London (United Kingdom) based apparel and accessories online company, for immediate withdrawal of some products, which they feel denigrate and trivialize sacred Hindu symbols and concepts. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was hurtful for the devotees to see […]

Papa John’s removes commercial after Hindu protest

Papa John’s, pizza delivery company headquartered in Louisville (Kentucky), is reportedly “in the process of removing” its Papadias TV Commercial ‘Yoga’ after Hindu protest saying it trivializes Hinduism. On March 26, PizzaMarketplace.com published an email content, stated to be received from a Papa John’s spokeswoman, saying: “We are in the process of removing this commercial […]

Upset Hindus urge Papa John’s to apologize & withdraw commercial trivializing Hinduism

Upset Hindus are urging Papa John’s, pizza delivery company headquartered in Louisville (Kentucky), to immediately withdraw its Papadias TV Commercial ‘Yoga’ and apologize. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that this commercial unnecessarily and unreasonably trivialized the greatly revered Hindu concepts/symbols Om and Yoga; which was highly inappropriate. Moreover, […]

Upset Hindus urge England brewery to withdraw Veda beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Woodford (Northamptonshire, England) based Three Hills Brewing to apologize and withdraw its “Veda” (single hop India Pale Ale) beer; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu scriptures or deities or concepts or symbols or icons for […]

Steve Jobs’ Hinduism Connection, Founder of Apple believed in Karma

We all know Steve Jobs as the greatest businessman the world ever had. But the great fact behind his success and philosophy of business was his belief on Karma, result of our actions. Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple, who left the world on October 5, 2011, revealed this secret during his famous speech “Stay Hungry, […]

Upset Hindus urge New Jersey apparel firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh underwear & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Clifton (New Jersey) headquartered apparel label Customon for immediate withdrawal of a thong and panty carrying image of Hindu deity Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped […]

Hindus seek apology from Selena Gomez & Puma for cultural insensitivity in new ad campaign

Hindus are seeking apology from Hollywood singer-actress Selena Gomez and multinational sports brand Puma for what they call as blatant cultural insensitivity in their recent advertising campaign showing Gomez standing-sitting-footresting on books. Books commanded immense respect among Hindus who saw reflection of goddess Sarasvati in the books. It was highly insensitive on the part of […]

Highly insensitive for a Swiss burger chain using “Holy Cow” name

Hindus think that it is highly insensitive for a restaurant chain in Switzerland selling beef burgers and naming itself “Holy Cow”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that cow, the seat of many deities, was sacred and had long been venerated in Hinduism. It appeared to be a […]

Upset Hindus seek apology from Whole Foods for not being transparent in food labels

Hindus are upset at supermarket chain Whole Foods Market (WFM), which claims to “maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry”, for not being transparent enough in ingredients listed on some of the products it sells. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that some products sold at WFM contained […]

Virginia brewery apologizes for Hanuman beer after Hindu protest

Salem (Virginia) based Olde Salem Brewing Company apologized after Hindu protest over its beer carrying the name of Hindu deity Lord Hanuman, calling it “highly inappropriate”. Owner Sean Turk, in a Company statement emailed today to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: “…When naming our Spanish milk stout “Hanuman” we were […]

England brewery apologizes & removes “Om” from beer bottles after Hindu protest

Congleton (Cheshire, England) based microbrewery Cheshire Brewhouse apologized and agreed to remove sacred Hindu symbol “Om” from its beer labels after Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”. Shane Swindells, Head Brewer and Owner of The Cheshire Brewhouse, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed who spearheaded the protest, wrote: I now understand the […]

Upset Hindus urge Marvel to apologize over X-Man calling Hindu temple as fake house of worship

In the recently released Marvel comic “Uncanny X-Men (2018-) #5”, X-Man apparently destroyed sacred ancient Sree Padmanabha Swamy Hindu Temple in Thiruvananthapuram (India), as part of his efforts to “save the world”. “I cleansed the world of its fake houses of worship and false prophets”, X-Man declares after apparent destruction of this Hindu temple dedicated […]

Hindus seek apology from London Royal Opera House for hosting culturally insensitive ballet

Hindus are seeking apology from London’s Royal Opera House (ROH) for hosting “La Bayadère” ballet, which, they said, reportedly trivialized Eastern religious traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that publicly funded Royal Opera House should not be in the business of callously promoting appropriation of traditions, elements […]

Campbell’s admits beef in Diwali recipes inappropriate & removes it after Hindu protest

Global food company Campbell’s has removed “Diwali Inspired Recipes”, which listed a beef recipe, from its website after Hindus protested calling it highly insensitive. In an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded this protest, Director of Diversity and Inclusion of Campbell Soup Company Elizabeth Campbell, wrote on November two: we recognize that […]

Hindus seek apology from Campbell’s for hurt feelings by linking Diwali with beef

Hindus are seeking apology from global food company Campbell’s for listing a beef recipe under “Diwali Inspired Recipes” stating “Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, this autumn with Campbell’s Kitchen’s collection of inspired recipes” on their website. “Stir-fried beef” is part of “Spicy Beef & Broccoli Pinwheels” which is listed among “most popular” five […]

Welcoming Jonas-Chopra engagement, Hindus urge Nick to be more plugged into Hinduism

Welcoming the engagement of American singer Nick Jonas with Bollywood-Hollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Hindus are urging Jonas to be more conversant with Hinduism and its concepts for the better foundation of the union. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended the couple for reportedly going through hours-long ancient Hindu pooja […]

Trivialization of Hinduism in Ubisoft’s upcoming game “Beyond Good & Evil 2”

Concerned about trivialization; Hindus are urging French video game publisher Ubisoft to depict Hindu deities, temples, traditions, terminology and concepts with respect and accuracy in upcoming video-game “Beyond Good and Evil 2”. In this action-adventure video game to be published by Ubisoft, Hinduism is reportedly going to play a pivotal role in the narrative, with […]

“Hard Rock” apologizes & removes “Hindu Pizza” after Hindu protest

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), which had a “Hindu Pizza” on its menu containing “chicken tikka masala with yogurt, cilantro and mint”, has removed the pizza and apologized to the protesting Hindus. Anmarí Pérez, Customer Care Manager of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, in an email to distinguished […]