It is social media’s world today we are just living in it. Influencers now hold significant power, capable of swaying opinions and influencing consumer behaviour with a single post. Influencer marketing is one of the biggest industries today and brands are extremely careful while communicating with them. Recently, a viral video featuring Vaishnavi Shukla stirred up a storm in the tech community. In the video on Instagram, she lashed out on the “poor quality” of Aman Gupta’s boAt products, urging the public to #BoycottBoAt and join her in the mission.

Vaishnavi Shukla stirs up a controversy with #BoycottBoAt video

Vaishnavi’s Critique

In the video was a call to action: “Boycott boAt products until and unless they start acknowledging our reviews and promise to make a change regarding the same! #boycottboat.” The post quickly gained traction, amassing over 20,000 likes and nearly half a million views. However, the video now has been taken down by the App as Vaishnavi suggests that boAt is behind this. 

BoAt’s Response

In response to the outcry, boAt swiftly reached out to Vaishnavi, expressing a desire to rectify the situation. Their comment read, “Hi Vaishnavi, we’re eager to make things right and give you the amazing boAthead experience you deserve.” They requested her contact details via DM, emphasising their commitment to resolving the issue promptly.

BoAt responds to Vaishnavi Shukla  #BoycottBoAt video

Divided Opinions

The online community’s reaction to the controversy was varied. Some echoed Vaishnavi’s sentiments, sharing negative experiences with boAt products. One user lamented, “I bought boAt headphones three times. They cost me more than 2k each time & did not even last for a year. Worst products ever.”

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However, others came to boAt’s defense, citing positive experiences and praising the company’s customer service. One user recounted, “I’ve been using boAt products for a long time. I have not had any difficulty with a warranty claim. They are very supportive in providing support.”

Vaishnavi Shukla #BoycottBoAt video has the internet divided

The boAt controversy serves as a reminder of the power wielded by influencers in the digital age. As brands navigate the ever-evolving landscape of social media, prompt responses and genuine efforts to address consumer concerns are paramount in maintaining trust and loyalty. Only time will tell how boAt navigates this storm and whether their efforts to appease dissatisfied customers prove successful.