Sarcastic comments from users were seen on several Weibo posts related to the release of the new iPhone. In one such tweet, a user has made a sarcastic comment.
As soon as Apple launched its new iPhone 15. Chinese social media accounts have been flooded with rumors about a made-in-India version. There are claims online that the Chinese-made iPhone 15 will be available exclusively in the European and US markets, while the India-made version of the iPhone 15 will be launched exclusively in the Chinese market. Following the rumours, racially abusive and stereotypical comments against Indians have emerged on social media from Chinese consumers.
Sarcastic comments from users were seen on several Weibo posts related to the release of the new iPhone. In one such tweet, a user has made a sarcastic comment. One user sarcastically said that as soon as you remove the cover of Made India iPhone 15, you will smell the curry. But this happens in India but it is a matter of cleanliness. Another post takes a dig at Indians who eat rice and curry with their hands. It was said in the post that after eating rice and curry with hands, these people rub their eyes with their hands. Then touch the phone. It also said that iPhones made in India can be infected.
trending weibo hashtags
Amid the controversy, a trending hashtag emerged on Weibo. After translating this post written in Chinese, it came out that if you buy a new phone in China, you may get an iPhone made in India. Users shared tips on their posts on what to do if they accidentally bought an Indian-made Apple product. Furthermore, some users termed India as a backward Southeast Asian country in terms of production capabilities.