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‘Is Rihanna Muslim’ trends on Google as Indians search for pop-star’s religion after her farmer tweet

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Globally acclaimed pop-star Rihanna is the subject in interest in India since she tweeted a news article about the internet blockade in Delhi after clashes between the protesting farmers and the police.

“Why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest,” tweeted the ‘Don’t Stop The Music’ singer, who happens to be the fourth most-followed user on Twitter with more than 100 million followers.

 

Within minutes, Rihanna started to trend on social media and Google as people in India searched to find who she really was.

Search strings like ‘Is Rihanna Muslim?’ and ‘Rihanna religion’ stood out as people frantically tried to know if they could connect the pop-star’s religion to her tweet.

Snippet from Google Trends

On Twitter, Rihanna’s tweet saw a divided trend.

Some opined that her tweet will highlight the ongoing farmers protest in India.

Others called it “paid”.

Many others strongly reacted to it, suggesting that the pop star shouldn’t be talking about things she doesn’t know about.

Meanwhile, according to reports, Rihanna was raised in a Christian household in Barbados, and has been surrounded by the Christian faith ever since she was a child.

Rihanna has in fact, spoken at length about her religion and her faith to Interview Magazine in 2019, mentioning how it started when she was younger.

“My first time praying and fasting was when I was 7 years old. I did that on my own, because I wanted to go to New York, and I knew that this was a sacrifice I had to make in order for god to make sure I could get there,” she told the magazine.