Rihanna wears a pendant of Lord Ganesha as she poses topless, leaving followers outraged
On Monday, singer and business mogul Rihanna tweeted a picture of herself wearing nothing but satin boxers.
So as to not expose her naked breasts, she modestly covers herself up with one arm resting across her chest.
She accessorised the look with bold white earrings, oversized ring and a jewelled bracelet and layered necklaces.
The one of the necklaces is made up of large white beads, while the other features a white pendant on a silver chain.
The white pendant is that of the Hindu God, Lord Ganesha.
As soon as the singer posted the image, captioned "when @PopcaanMusic said “me nuh wan ya wear no lingerie tonight fa me girl” @SavageXFenty," she immediately received major backlash as several of her followers accused her of insulting Hindu deities.
Ram Kadam, from the Bharatiya Janata Party, expressed utter disgust with her post, saying: “It's appalling to see how @Rihanna shamefully mocks our beloved Hindu God #Ganesha.
“This exposes how #Rihanna has no idea or respect for Indian culture, tradition and our issues here.
“Hopefully, at least now @RahulGandhi and other Congress leaders will stop taking help from her.”
It's appalling to see how @Rihanna shamefully mocks our beloved Hindu God #Ganesha. This exposes how #Rihanna has no idea or respect for Indian culture, tradition and our issues here. Hopefully, at least now @RahulGandhi and other Congress leaders will stop taking help from her https://t.co/7zUpnO05GL— Ram Kadam - राम कदम (@ramkadam) February 16, 2021
While one Twitter user commented, "Please stop using my religion as your aesthetic", another was clearly disappointed, saying: "Nah man wtf is this, this is highly disrespectful..!!! She is wearing a Hindu God half naked.
“This is cultural appropriation. Our gods aren't for your aesthetics!"
Here are few other comments from outraged users:
This is really really disgusting ..simply taking undue advantage of our religion and idols..— Life_Lessons_Hary😎 (@lifelessonshary) February 17, 2021
This is all due to support of @INCIndia @RahulGandhi on the name of #FarmBills2020
Plz initiate action
@PMOIndia @DrSJaishankar @UNinIndia @USAndIndia @IndianEmbassyUS https://t.co/LS9Fok7ITS
This act of #Rihanna has hurt the culture of #India and the faith of all us Hindus. We cannot bear the insult of Lord #Ganapati_ji. @rihanna has insulted Lord #Shri_Ganesh_ji with his obscene act. Please take action on this obscene antics.@narendramodi @PMOIndia @AmitShah https://t.co/m7Oe5LotUR— Jai Maurya 🇮🇳 (@JaiMaur70973176) February 17, 2021