Rihanna has become the biggest trending topic in the country ever since she tweeted on the ongoing farmers’ protest on Tuesday. The international singer, actor and entrepreneur tweeted in support of the ongoing farmers’ protests in the borders of Delhi.
For the uninitiated, on Tuesday, she shared a news report by CNN on the internet shutdown in the outskirts of Delhi in the light of hundreds of farmers protesting against the Indian government’s newly enacted farm laws.
She tweeted, “Why aren’t we talking about this?”
Take a look at her tweet:
As soon as Rihanna shared this tweet, the singer went viral on social media and became a target of negative and positive responses. Many supported the Umbrella singer and praised her for raising her voice in support of the farmers. However, some questioned her for meddling in the country’s matters and said that her tweet was paid.
GOOGLE SEARCH ABOUT RIHANNA’S RELIGION INCREASES
Most prominently, Rihanna trended on Google too. As several tweets by netizens suggested, many people were hearing about the singer for the first time. As a result, Google searches about the singer increased as well. Amid the usual searches like ‘who is Rihanna?’, people also searched for her religion and whether the singer was Muslim.
Google trends suggest that searches on keywords and phrases such as ‘Is Rihanna Muslim?’ and ‘Rihanna religion’ have peaked in the past few days. In fact, in the related queries around the keyword ‘Rihanna’, the question that topped the list was ‘Is Rihanna Pakistani?’
Apart from Rihanna, several other international personalities who also tweeted about the farmers’ protests were Greta Thunberg, Hasan Minhaj, Lilly Singh, John Cusack, Amanda Cerny, Mia Khalifa and many more.
Meanwhile, farmers protesting at the Singhu Border also expressed their gratitude towards the singer. They said, “We’re grateful to Rihanna ji for her support, though we did not know who she was until this evening. Our youngsters showed us the tweet just now and told us who she is. All the farmers from across the country want to thank Rihanna for supporting our voice and for the timely gesture she has made.”
On the other hand, a day after Rihanna’s tweet, Bollywood stars such as Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar, and sportspersons such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble joined the Centre’s call to stand united against “propaganda” against India’s policies..