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Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by Macsjebs(m): 8:16pm On Feb 17
Rihanna is facing backlash from the Hindu community after posing topless while wearing a necklace that depicts one of the religion's most respected deities.

On Monday, the singer shared a photo of herself posing on a balcony wearing only a pair of purple satin boxer shorts from her Savage X Fenty fashion brand. She captioned the photo with a quote from the Jamaican artist Popcaan’s song "Naked."

"When @popcaanmusic said ‘me nuh wan ya wear no lingerie tonight fa me girl,’" she wrote.

In the photo, which appears on her Instagram and Twitter as well as the Savage X Fenty Instagram, she uses her arm to cover her breasts as well as to show off some purple accented jewelry including a bracelet, dangling earrings, a ring and a diamond-studded chain pendant with a carving of the Hindu god Ganesha.

In Hinduism, Ganesha (also known as Ganesh, Ganapati and Vinayaka) is the god of beginnings and the remover of obstacles. Most depictions of Ganesha show the deity with multiple arms and the head of an elephant. It is often synonymous with wisdom, success and intellect.

While some praised the star for her fashion choices, it didn’t take long for people who are faithful to the religion, which is largely practiced in India, to call out the artist for cultural appropriation and disrespecting the Hindu religion.

"Rihanna !! stop using my religion as an aesthetic !! that ganesh figurine at the end of the chain sad is a holy and sacred figure for us hindus," one Twitter user wrote.

"Is no one gonna talk about her wearing a Ganesha necklace? (a Hindu God)," a commenter on Instagram added.

"SHES LITERALLY WEARING A GANESHA NECKLACE WTF MY RELIGION IS NOT YOUR AESTHETIC," another commenter wrote.

"We are so tired & if we raise voice against this cultural appropriation so we are labelled as hindu extremist. For you all hinduphobics it is just necklace but for us he's god. Please stop telling us wht is offensive & whts not. Audacity of these ppl 'hinduphobia doesn't exist,'" someone else wrote on Twitter.

"Super offensive wearing Ganesha like that. My first god, a holy sentiment to millions of people celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi every year. Sorry RiRi, you disappointed me and others," another wrote.

"Adding a ganesha locket isnt something that is for the aesthetic. Ganesha is a god worshipped with a lot of devotion and this is culturally appropriating and also hurting the religious sentiments of a lot of Hindus!" an Instagram commenter concluded.

This isn’t the first time that Rihanna has sported the necklace on social media. She’s wearing the necklace while seemingly modeling a see-through purple dress in a photo shared on June 9, 2019.

The backlash over her wearing it in her topless photo comes mere days after the star used her Twitter to try and draw attention to the ongoing civil dispute in India that’s seen tens of thousands of farmers camping on roads around New Delhi in protest of recent bills that they believe will mean the death of farming in the country that are supported by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/rihanna-topless-photo-backlash-hindu-deity-ganesha

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by inoki247: 8:28pm On Feb 17
After the backlash they should try to unsee the pishure...


Abi dem need Hisbah to help dem arrest her....

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by Uyi168(m): 8:39pm On Feb 17
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As usual, religious people with their confusions and frustrations..

BTW, was riri trying to write in pidgin there??

And her boobbs too con make sense.. kiss

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by Sirmuel1(m): 8:39pm On Feb 17
We love you Rihanna. Just ignore those People

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by ipobarethieves: 8:39pm On Feb 17
cheesy

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by nairalee(m): 8:39pm On Feb 17
The earlier these people realized that the worship of their god is their personal business the better. What if Rihanna told them she doesn't regard it as their god but just a piece of her own personal POSSESSION?

Think about it sef why should your so powerful god allow itself to be dangled on the flesh of a mere mortal in a disrespectful way?

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by paulolee(m): 8:39pm On Feb 17
na wah oo....I bin think say this girl don change for good...I dnt have anything to say about the attack from the Hindu community...
nice topless pics though, this is the kinda pics I needed to see last night so I can sleep well after dt mbappe disgrace...

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by petrick10(m): 8:39pm On Feb 17
Watin concern them?
Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by BlackPantherxXx: 8:39pm On Feb 17
tongue
Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by lordopsy2018(m): 8:39pm On Feb 17
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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by Duchhez(f): 8:39pm On Feb 17
Riri I mean really

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by geedot(m): 8:39pm On Feb 17
The average women are all the same afterall, just look how unattractive Rihanna looks in this photo compared to when dressed up.

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by harmargedon: 8:39pm On Feb 17
sweet Lord

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by finalboss(m): 8:40pm On Feb 17
They should keep quiet , god that dosent exist. angry

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by Sorvivor: 8:40pm On Feb 17
Ok
Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by Patrioticman007(m): 8:40pm On Feb 17
Illuminations things, imagine image worshippers complaining about one of their many gods. Let the god fight for its self, they say.

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by Activist001(m): 8:40pm On Feb 17
Useless liberal snowflakes who only know how to whine and screech on Twitter all-day, everyday.

Cultural abi religious appropriation is all bullcrap made up by American liberals.

Carry go riri baby. kiss

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by PCG1: 8:40pm On Feb 17
tɦɛ ʄʊtʊʀɛ ɨs ʄɛʍaʟɛ❗❗

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by Perfectsouth(m): 8:40pm On Feb 17
grin wetin Rihanna no go see for don jazzy hand.. Foolish hypocrites.. Since they've seen it, they should unsee it and unbacklash Rihann

Like Hisbah like Hinduism

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by ArrewaDrugGang: 8:41pm On Feb 17
Rihanna dey màke Johnny misbehave. god bless him n her
Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by Monaco2(m): 8:41pm On Feb 17
Bob Mona chill
Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by Lastmankc(m): 8:41pm On Feb 17
This babe ehhn.She need this

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by tellwisdom: 8:41pm On Feb 17
Chei..My friend back in Manha.
Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by bancoleh: 8:41pm On Feb 17
Rihana no gree release song, na fashion dey give am backlash
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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by QuitNotice(m): 8:41pm On Feb 17
She should remove her hand. We know it's silicon, so we won't be moved...

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by sammysmiles(m): 8:41pm On Feb 17
No be small thing........

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by uniqueboi1(m): 8:42pm On Feb 17
The kind bobi I dae like kiss

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by Sunkyapogee(m): 8:42pm On Feb 17
Riri, you are lucky it's not the other religion..you won't even try it.

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Re: Rihanna's Topless Photo Gets Backlash From Hindu Community (Photos) by Nonexistent: 8:42pm On Feb 17
The breast looks full and good in my eyes, that's all I have to say.

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