The star of stage, screen, Sephora and Savage once again turned heads on Tuesday when she posted a

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[ Rihanna Under Fire (Again) for Cultural Appropriation’and ‘Interference’ in Indian Politics ]

‘You’re wearing a deity necklace and a Murthi (image of a deity) of my culture that’s already been culturally appropriated enough in the past few years,’ read one reply to the post, liked over 5,000 times on Instagram. ‘How is this okay when a person has more than enough resources to at least find out the meaning and significance of the chains and pendant around their neck?’

‘Can we stop sexualizing people’s religion for clout,’ read another comment. ‘I just don’t understand the purpose of having a necklace with lord Ganesh as part of a lingerie campaign.’ Another user, meanwhile, wrote: ‘Our culture is not your costume.’

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[Opinion] Rihanna Under Fire (Again) for Cultural Appropriation’and ‘Interference’ in Indian Politics

Rihanna is a global superstar’but that doesn’t mean even her best intentions are globally well-received. The star of stage, screen, Sephora and Savage once again turned heads on Tuesday when she posted a picture of herself provocatively posed in a pair of satin trunks by her lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty‘and little else. However, what proved more provocative was the diamond-studded pendant adorning her topless torso, depicting the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha.

To be fair, while Hinduism, widely recognized as the oldest religion in the world, originated from and is an integral part of Indian culture, its religiosity has also been disputed, as some view its beliefs more generally as a lifestyle or philosophy to which anyone can adhere. As pointed out by Britannica, this also makes Hinduism one of the most inclusive of the world’s theologies, (and yes, we see the irony in a colonialist source offering the following explanation; however, it was one of the most comprehensive we found):

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Rihanna called out after posting topless photo wearing pendant of Hindu deity

This isn’t the first time the singer has been criticised for disrespecting other cultures, religions.

Oh RiRi, you’ve done it again. US-Barbadian pop star Rihanna is back in the news and facing accusations of cultural appropriation and religious insensitivity after posting a picture of herself wearing a pendant with an icon of the Hindu deity Ganesha.

In the photo, she’s topless and covering her breasts with her hand. She’s also wearing a pair of lavender boxers from her Savage X Fenty lingerie line. Around her neck is a lavender pendant of Ganesha.

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Date: 2021-02-17 14:53:52
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SPECIAL REPORT | Rihanna weighed in on everything from India to Myanmar, but Fenty is no stranger to controversy

Most recently, Fenty Beauty was slammed with child labor allegations by the Indian statutory body National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

In 2014, Barbadian singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty trademarked her surname to use in a range of products. Her cosmetic brand Fenty Beauty was born amid speculation that she was trying her hand in ventures other than music. Thus the make-up line was launched in 2017. Despite competition from existing make-up lines including Kim Kardashian West’s KKW Beauty, Tarte’s Shape Tape Foundation, and Benefit’s Hello Happy foundation, Fenty products went on to set a new standard in the beauty industry.

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Date: 2021-02-10T13:07:44.000Z
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Farm laws’ stir, Twitter rage and India’s image

On January 26, when hooligans breached the Red Fort, Indians worth their salt said: Enough is enough. They were not prepared to see any other flag fly next to the tri-colour, even if it was several notches below. Nor were they prepared to be shamed before the world.

That afternoon India, in one sense, stood united in this far no further sentiment. That afternoon, in a single stroke, the farmers’ movement lost much of what it had gained in the 60-day long agitation. Consequently, there were visible signs of the movement scattering with large numbers of farmers returning home: some voluntarily and some because there was pressure from the locals wanting farmers to vacate the borders they had occupied since November last year.

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Rejecting and Reinventing Indian Republic

‘They may kill me but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body but they will not be able to crush my spirit’. These statements of Shaheed Bhagat Singh still echoes in the minds, hearts, ideas and soil of India. Though the colonisers killed him and finished his body, but the spirit of Shaheed Bhagat Singh continues to live among us. Many so called leaders came and went but Bhagat Singh remains as one of the tallest martyrs of India. This is the spirit that the farmers and all those who have been standing with the farmers to protect democracy, secularism, socialism and republic against an undemocratic, autocratic, fascist government. Irrespective of facing all the naming, blaming, tear gas, lathi-charge, etc., of this government, they have been sticking to their demands.

Publisher: Countercurrents
Date: 2021-02-06T06:54:55+00:00
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More global warming Greta Thunberg won’t like! Furious Indians burn posters of the eco

Furious demonstrators in India have burned photos of teen climate activist Greta Thunberg after she tweeted her support for the country’s protesting farmers, prompting a criminal investigation in the process.

Activists from the United Hindu Front, a religious organisation which supports Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gathered in the capital New Delhi on Thursday.

The group held signs saying that India would ‘not tolerate interference in internal affairs’ and burned pictures of Thunberg and the Barbadian singer Rihanna, who had also tweeted in support of the farmers.’

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Date: 2021-02-04T15:16:28+0000
Author: Charlotte Mitchell
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