The actress and singer was posing in pink night shorts from her lingerie line and accessorised her look with statement diamond bracelets, neckpieces and huge drop earrings. Twitterati was quick to notice that the huge pendant on her chain was, in fact, a diamond-studded Lord Ganesha idol.
“Rihanna !! stop using my religion as an aesthetic !! that Ganesh figurine at the end of the chain 🙁 is a holy and sacred figure for us Hindus,” a Twitter user wrote in the comments.
@rihanna @PopcaanMusic @SavageXFenty rihanna !! stop using my religion as an aesthetic !! that ganesh figurine at t… https://t.co/cGuqeBc1Zb
— YEONJUN 4TH GEN IT BOY. (@09S00B) 1613420377000
@rihanna @PopcaanMusic @SavageXFenty Super offensive wearing Ganesha like that. My first god, a holy sentiment to… https://t.co/lIQYOsIMgY
— daakkuuu (@Presenjeet26) 1613423780000
@rihanna @PopcaanMusic @SavageXFenty Is that a ganpati Bappa’s figure confused ♂️ https://t.co/cEu4Vzg4UF
— ROHAN GOHIL (@ROHANGOHIL) 1613422596000
“I love u but the Ganesha necklace really,” asked another.
@rihanna @PopcaanMusic @SavageXFenty I love u but the ganesha necklace really
— ♀️ (@solodolo4L) 1613422529000
Still, another left a comment that read, “can y’all please stop using our culture and religion as aesthetics I’m tired of this s**t.”
@rihanna @PopcaanMusic @SavageXFenty can y’all please stop using our culture and religion as aesthetics I’m tired of this shit
— prags | Devshu day!!!! (@Iostinexile) 1613454619000
@rihanna @PopcaanMusic @SavageXFenty This is really disrespectful to our religion https://t.co/veEmo325aP
— ᴮᴱsope’s daughter⁷⁴(Rik’s♡)#HOBIUARY misses Rik 🙁 (@Cyphers_Ego7) 1613452405000
While there were quite a few angry comments, fans of the singer came to her defence.
Rihanna made headlines the world over when she recently shared a post on the farmer’s protests going on in the country. “Why aren’t we talking about this?” she asked in a post that sent shockwaves through the country and even attracted the attention of the foreign press.