Rihanna has caused an upheaval on Twitter yet again. The popstar made headlines earlier this month after tweeting in support of farmers protesting against the Indian government’s new farm laws. Her post went viral, with many calling her stance commendable, while others finding it infuriating. Her latest Twitter entry, in which she can be seen posing topless with a Ganesha neckpiece around her neck, has gone viral as well, causing outrage on Twitter over hurting religious sentiments.
On Tuesday, February 16, Rihanna took to Twitter to share a topless picture of herself donning a statement Ganesha necklace. The shoot was for her lingerie brand Savage X Fenty and the singer-actress can be seen wearing purple satin bottoms. Besides the controversial pendant, she wore other accessories such as diamond bracelets, neckpieces and statement earrings.
Rihanna’s tweet soon went viral on social media and many people accused her of hurting their religious sentiments. One person wrote, “Rihanna !! stop using my religion as an aesthetic !! that Ganesh figurine at the end of the chain 🙁 is a holy and sacred figure for us Hindus,” a Twitter user wrote in the comments (sic).”
Another Twitter user wrote, “Super offensive wearing Ganesha like that. My first god, a holy sentiment to millions of people celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi every year. Sorry RiRi, you disappointed me and others (sic).”