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Amid all the hate, here are celebrities who supported Rihanna’s tweet

Amid the farmers’ protest, Barbadian singer, actress and businesswoman Rihanna took to social media to tweet a photograph of the tractor rally at the Delhi border. “Why aren’t we talking about this?!”, she tweeted, along with hashtag #FarmersProtest.

Social media users, and even various media houses, were quick to unleash their wrath on the singer for criticising our country from abroad.

Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami went to the extent of releasing a statement on the Republic website, asking Rihanna, Greta or Lily Singh not to tell us how to run our country.

Headlines on CNN News18 read: “Who is destabilising India?”, “Plot to defame India”, “Is this a conspiracy?”.

In the evening’s debate, Times Now spoke about “Modi Sarkar Sees Foreign Hand”. According to NewX, “an anti-India lobby” is trying to give “a bad name to India”. 

And before we knew, politicians, Bollywood stars and cricketers began condemning Rihanna, and Greata Thunberg too, whose tweet read: “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India.”

Keeping the media houses and celebrities aside, Rihanna is being viciously trolled. Social media users hit a new low as they hailed American songwriter Chris Brown for assaulting Rihanna. His name soared on social media as netizens began to trend ‘Respect Chris Brown’, ‘Missing Chris Brown’ and ‘Chris Brown did nothing wrong’.

Back in 2009, a 19-year-old Brown was arrested for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, who was 20, during a confrontation the morning before the Grammys. After he pleaded guilty of assaulting Rihanna with the “intent of doing great bodily injury”, Chris Brown was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to complete 180 days of community labour and a year-long anti-domestic violence programme.

However, amid all the hatred these women are getting, there are 17 celebrities who have stood by them and supported them.

The following are tweets by celebrities who stood by Rihanna’s tweet supporting the farmers’ protest: 

Sonakshi Sinha wrote:

Amid all the hate, here are celebrities who supported Rihanna's tweet
Image Credit: Sonakshi Sinha/Instagram

Amid all the hate, here are celebrities who supported Rihanna's tweet
Image Credit: Sonakshi Sinha/Instagram


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