Rihanna with Zulfi Bukhari at an event. File
Gulf Today Report
With the Indian farmers’ protest making international headlines after singer Rihanna’s tweet, Indians have Googled the Barbados star to find out, “Is Rihanna a Muslim? Is Rihanna Pakistani or Is Rihanna a Pakistani spy?”
Yes, that’s right.
Rihanna has become the biggest trending topic in India ever since she tweeted about the ongoing farmers' protest.
The singer, actor and entrepreneur tweeted in support of the farmers.
She wrote on Twitter, “Why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest…” with a CNN story.
A Pakistani national, Sayed Alamdar Naqvi said on Twitter, “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! 😂”
Soon after Rihanna's tweet, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut tweeted, calling her a fool and a dummy. Kangana also said the protesting farmers were terrorists.
The Bollywood actor has clearly exceeded her brief. She has now called Rihanna a porn singer, a porn star, and a Left Wing role model.
Rihanna was on top of the trends on Google.
Many people were hearing about the singer for the first time.
So naturally, they Google searched about the singer which led to the most trending topic on the Internet. Among the searches, some people searched “Is Rihanna a Muslim? Is Rihanna Pakistani or Is Rihanna a Pakistani spy?”
On the other hand, scores of widows of farmers on Thursday staged a noisy protest in Yavatmal to slam the Bollywood actress for her "anti-farmer remarks", burnt her effigy and demanded an unconditional apology from her.
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