After Pop icon Rihanna vocalized her opinion on months long India’s farmers’ protest, social media went into a frenzy.
The issue gained momentum as the internationally followed pop singer condemned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government for passing new farm laws that have caused an outrage in the country.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
We saw Bollywood’s Kangna Ranaut coming to their beloved PM’s rescue after Rihanna’s tweet. She accused Canada’s New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh and spoke about his connection to the Grammy Award-winning singer.
This terrorist is porn singer @rihanna’s friend… he is accused of funding terroristic activities. There is a Khalistan in his head also. A porn star followed him and that’s his biggest achievement #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgaistPropoganda https://t.co/L0wULDKJa7
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) February 3, 2021
The explosive tweet by Rihanna created a flutter in South Asia, where Indians slammed the global icon for showing support to the wrong side. The bickering on Twitter soon transformed into a full-fledged war as accusations are now made that Rihanna is a Pakistani spy.
Rihanna – A Pakistani Spy!!
There is more to the story.
The accusation was made on the basis of an old picture of Rihanna with the Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan, Zulfi Bukhari.
Adding fuel to the fire, Zulfi in the capacity of a Minister of State in Cabinet, also lauded Rihanna for raising her voice, saying: “Well said and well done.”
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) February 3, 2021
Here is how Indians are reacting to it.
— Pushpendra Kulshrestha (@pushpendra__kul) February 2, 2021
Funniest thing on the internet today! Rihanna took “Indian Farmers” side while the whole Bollywood is supporting Modi. Now, Modi supporters are saying that Rihanna is an agent of Pakistan just because she met Zulfi Bukhari! They are literally convinced! 😂 pic.twitter.com/8OXXgDMrPY
— Sayed Alamdar Naqvi (@alamdarnaqvi5) February 3, 2021
While Pakistanis are busy making memes about the whole thing.
IT cell right now… pic.twitter.com/EaVZCmTdHp
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) February 2, 2021
#Rihanna with Syed Zulfi Bukhari, Special Assistant to Pak Prime Minister Imran https://t.co/v4xCUHLl5f we know why is Rihanna getting so worried to talk about #FarmerProtests. https://t.co/ae1NPRH2Yr pic.twitter.com/HPizjuYZgI
— Sandeep Rai (@SandeepBhagwa) February 3, 2021
A tractor rally by farmers last week in New Delhi turned violent. Police under Narendra Modi responded to the protestors by shutting down the internet, digging ditches, driving nails into roads, and topping barricades with razor wire to prevent farmers from entering the capital again. The fiasco is getting bigger by the day, as many notable figures have jumped on the bandwagon of addressing the farmers protest in India.