While the farmer continued to protest against the farming bills introduced by Modi-Led central government, the agitation on Tuesday took a ‘global’ turn with International pop celebrity Rihanna’s tweet. Taking to her official Twitter handle which celebrates over 100 million followers, the American pop singer asked “Why aren’t we talking about this?!”
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
Besides drawing global attention for the on-going agitation, Rihanna’s tweet left the internet and Bollywood divided which is now ruling the social media. India’s Ministry of External Affairs’ statement on Monday quoting that tweets by foreign individuals are “sensational and irresponsible” referring Rihanna and few other international celebrities further escalated the issue.
Farmers constitute an extremely important part of our country. And the efforts being undertaken to resolve their issues are evident. Let’s support an amicable resolution, rather than paying attention to anyone creating differences. 🙏🏻#IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda https://t.co/LgAn6tIwWp
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 3, 2021
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 USA…
Sit down you fool, we are not selling our nation like you dummies. https://t.co/OIAD5Pa61a
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) February 2, 2021
While Punjab actor Diljit Dosanjh lauded Rihanna and dedicated a song for her, celebrities like Kangana Ranaut, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar to Suniel Shetty and Ekta Kapoor condemned her remarks while hashtag #IndiaAgainstPropaganda trended for a while. This soon turned into a Bollywood Vs Rihanna campaign with netizens taking sides.