The controversy erupted in India after the international stars sided with the farmers and the government termed it as interference in India’s internal affairs. At the same time, many Indian celebrities came to the rescue of international stars and described the Indian issue as an internal matter of India. Whether it’s world famous singer Rehana or the great Thunberg working for climate change or former porn star Mia Khalifa … many international artists have raised their voices in support of Indian farmers.
Rihanna in support of farmers
News of Indian farmers’ protests last year garnered a lot of headlines internationally. Famous American singer and actress Rihanna raised her voice in support of Indian farmers on February 2, 2020 and asked, “Why aren’t we talking about this?” He also shared the farmers’ performance report with his tweet. Let me tell you that Rihanna’s tweet was tweeted three and a half lakh times and after her tweet there was a flood of voices in support of Indian farmers.
Amanda Serni supports farmers
Amanda Serni, one of America’s leading bloggers, also supported Indian farmers. In fact, after Rihanna’s tweet about farmers, when the commotion escalated and some people in India alleged that Rihanna had taken money and tweeted in support of farmers, Amanda Serni tweeted in support of Rihanna. Was “If you say Rihanna has been paid, I would say I have been paid,” said Amanda Serni. She said she would always stand up for “basic human rights”.
Haman Minhas also supported
International standup comedian Hassan Minhaj also showed solidarity in support of Indian farmers and tweeted in support of Indian farmers. Hassan Minhaj retweeted Rihanna’s tweet, urging people to “understand the movement.” He is a PBS graduate. He shared a report published in New Shore which covered the agitation of Indian farmers.
Greta Thunberg also tweeted
Greta Thunberg, a Swedish activist working to combat climate change, also announced solidarity with Indian farmers. Greta Thunberg often criticizes global leaders on climate change and tweets in support of Indian farmers, saying, “We stand in solidarity with #FarmersProtest in India.”
Mia Khalifa with farmers
Among the international faces who have spoken out in support of Indian farmers since Rihanna was former Lebanese porn star Mia Khalifa, whose tweet sparked strong opposition in India. Lebanese model Mia Khalifa tweeted in support of the farmers, after which she was accused of being paid to tweet.
Mina Harris also supported
Meena Harris, niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris, also tweeted about Indian farmers. “The world’s most populous democracy is under attack, so we should be angry,” said Meena Harris, a lawyer by profession. He was reprimanded by the White House.
Lilly Singh assisted
Famous YouTuber Lilly Singh walks the red carpet at the Grammy Awards in March to support farmers. At the time, he was wearing a mask in support of the farmers, which read “I am with the farmers”. He later shared a picture of himself wearing a mask on Instagram.