Popular Barbadian singer, Rihanna has sparked another controversy among the Hindu community as she is accused of using their sacred religion as an aesthetic. In a new picture on Instagram posted February 16th, she posed topless, wearing satin shorts and accessories, such as such as bracelets, neckpieces, and statement earrings and the source of the controversy itself: Ganesaha pendant.
She has been called out on many social media platforms for disrespecting the Hindu religion.
A user commented, “SHES LITERALLY WEARING A GANESHA NECKLACE WTF MY RELIGION IS NOT YOUR AESTHETIC.”
Rihanna previously faced backlash at one of her brand Savage X Fenty lingerie shows, where ‘Doom’ was played in the background which has a Muslim text called Hadith embedded in the audio. This move did not sit well with some people and she issued an apology to the public.
In light of this fact, a user said, “Last time I remember she apologized to the Muslim community and now she is doing the same with hindu faith, plz take it down its utter disrespectful to us. U cant sexualize my religion like that and wear it on your sleeves.”