Rihanna Nude Photo With Lord Ganesha Pendant Comes Under Fire For "Disrepecting A Religion"

Salena Harshini |Feb 17, 2021

Those who criticized Rihanna included members of BJP and VHP, with the latter filing police complaints against Twitter and Facebook over the pop star’s post.

Barbadian pop music star Rihanna was already in news in India after her tweet supporting the farmer protest. In the newest turn of events, she again came under fire on social media as she shared on Facebook and Twitter a topless picture of herself.

The detail that collects her backlashes was that she was wearing a Lord Ganesha pendant while being half-naked. Rihanna nude photo with Lord Ganesha pendant is making headlines.

Government members criticize Rihanna nude photo with Lord Ganesha pendant

Those who took a dig at the beauty include members of the VHP (Vishva Hindu Parishad) and BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). The former also filed police complaints against the two giant network platforms in Mumbai and Delhi.

They also alleged that the picture had “hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus”.

Rihanna Nude Photo With Lord Ganesha Pendant
Rihanna's bare picture is making many Twitter users angry.

This is not the first time Rihanna stoked controversy in the nation. Within days, she was among the first worldwide celebs to tweet about the farmers’ protest. She also raised her voice about the internet restrictions which imposed close to the agitation sites on the scent of the Delhi violence on January 26.

Her tweet, along with those from other personalities like Susan Sarandon, ex-adult star Mia Khalifa, and climate activist Greta Thunberg, triggered an official statement from the Ministry of External Affairs.

“To insult Hindu deities”

In a post on Twitter, Ram Kadam - Maharashtra BJP MLA, said that it is “appalling to see how Rihanna mocks our beloved Hindu God”. Also, he added that she “has conspired to insult Hindu deities by going topless and sporting a Lord Ganesha pendant”.

Meanwhile, the VHP has also called for the permanent deletion of Rihanna’s accounts. Vinod Bansal, the national spokesperson of VHP, tweeted that he and ‘many Hindus” have “reported” her tweet.

Those who got tagged in the note consisted of Twitter, the Ministry of Culture, and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. In the complaint to police, the VHP said that Rihanna nude photo with Lord Ganesha pendant had hurt Hindus “across the globe”. Vinod Bansal Reported Rihanna The complaint reads,

“… Ms Rihanna has posted images of Hindu God – Lord Ganesha in an unacceptable manner which did hurt Hindus across the globe.”

Meanwhile, the photo taken to Twitter has cropped in the way that the undersigned’s name was invisible. Other Internet users accused the singer of “misusing” Lord Ganesha’s image and “disrespecting a religion”.

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