International pop star Rihanna voices her support to the ongoing farmers’ agitation and criticized the internet shutdown at the protest site.
Rihanna , who has over 100 million followers on Twitter, shared a CNN news article headlined, “India cuts internet around New Delhi as protesting farmers clash with police.”
“Why aren’t we talking about this? #FarmersProtest,” Rihanna tweeted
The singer’s tweet gained instant traction on Twitter and was hailed by a section of social media users for supporting farmers, when many of the Bollywood stars did not. Her tweet has more than one lakh re-tweets and two lakh likes within hours. Actor Kangana Ranaut criticised her statement.
In another post on Tuesday, Rihanna also lent her support to the people of Myanmar, after the military coup against the civilian government.
“My prayers are with you #myanmar!” she tweeted while sharing a post by Human Rights Watch.