International celebrities like Rihanna and the environmentalist “Greta Thunberg” have posted their tweets over the ongoing protest against the three farm laws in India. These icons have tweeted with the hashtag #FarmersProtest.
International popstar “Rihanna” left the internet alarmed by posting her tweet which said “Why aren’t we talking about this” tagging the hashtag #FarmersProtest. It is not clear what the agenda behind her tweet was. Some say it is her supporting the farmers while rumors are about it being a paid tweet by the artist.
Rihanna’s tweet went viral with two other worldwide known people’s tweets. One of which was climate activist Greta Thunberg and the other being porn actor turned model Mia Khalifa. The two of them also posted their tweets about the situation and tagged the hashtag #FarmersProtest.
That the three celebrities posted within 24 hours on an issue that has united all anti-government camps, leading many to speculate whether the tweets were part of a “coordinated campaign” by some activist groups.
Hailing from Barbados, Rihanna has a history of speaking on global issues — from Covid relief, HIV/AIDS awareness, cancer research to even the right of international students to attain higher education in the US. Her philanthropic work led to Harvard University naming her Humanitarian of the Year in 2017.
However, this might be the first time she has actively spoken about political protests in a foreign nation.
In a celebrity versus celebrity fight, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut hit out at Rihanna for her tweet. Kangana Ranaut called her a “fool” for tweeting on something the actor called an attempt “to divide India”. Kangana claimed, “No one is talking about it because they are not farmers they are terrorists who are trying to divide India so that China can take over our vulnerable broken nation and make it a Chinese colony much like the USA… Sit down you fool, we are not selling our nation like you dummies.”
Other Indian Twitterati asserted that Rihanna was being paid to post against the Indian government and they traced their assertion to alleged links between Rihanna and Canadian lawmaker Jagmeet Singh.
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri tweeted, “Rihanna is an ardent follower of Jagmeet Singh of Canada.”