- US singer, Rihanna, has used her Twitter platform to raise awareness about the farmers protest in India
- Similarly, climate and environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, also used her online platform to draw attention to what is currently going on in India
- However, the contributions from the two foreigners sparked mixed reactions on social media
International music star, Rihanna, has joined a few others who have used their large social media following to amplify the voices of protesting farmers in India.
The musician in a post shared with her 101 million Twitter followers on Tuesday, February 2, posed a question as to why adequate attention is not being given to what is going on in India.
The Diamond crooner wrote:
"Why aren’t we talking about this?"
Rihanna also made sure to use the #FarmersProtest tag while tweeting on her page. In addition, the pop star shared a link to a CNN report which details the ongoing events in India.
Check out her post below:
In the same vein, climate and environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, also told her 4.7 million Twitter followers that she supports the protesting Indian farmers.
"We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India."
See her post below:
However, the intervention by the two foreigners sparked mixed reactions from members of the online community.
Responding to Rihanna’s tweet, ex-Indian cricketer, Pragyan Ojha, wrote:
"My country is proud of our farmers and knows how important they are, I trust it will be addressed soon. We don’t need an outsider poking her nose in our internal matters!"
See tweet below:
Also tweeting back at the US singer, Indian actor Gajendra Chauhan wrote:
"Mind your own business. This is my country. Don't dare to our internal matter."
See tweet below:
Also responding to Thunberg’s tweet, Indian author, Rupin Sharma tweeted:
In a different story about Rihanna, Legit.ng previously reported that the singer made a fan's entire festive season when she surprised him by being at a petrol station.
Rihanna went home to Barbados for the holidays and shocked a fan when he bumped into her. The fan posted a video of the encounter online and said that the encounter had made his Christmas come early.