International pop star Rihanna on Tuesday extended her support towards the ongoing farmers’ protest in India. “Why aren’t we talking about this? #FarmersProtest,” she tweeted. Rihanna trends on Google after farmers tweet. Most searches were from Punjab.
Soon, her tweet went viral. It has collected more than 4.7 lakh likes and over 1.9 lakh retweets.
Indians googled to find out who is Rihanna. If you’re also wondering who is Rihanna, read on to find out all about the international pop sensation.
Rihanna did not say much, in just a single sentence or 50 characters to be more precise, the Hollywood star showed her solidarity.
Rihanna shared a news report by CNN on the internet shutdown on the outskirts of Delhi in the light of hundreds of farmers protesting against the Indian government’s newly enacted farm laws. She tweeted, “Why aren’t we talking about this?”
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
RIHANNA TRENDS ON GOOGLE AFTER FARMERS’ PROTESTS TWEET
Needless to say, Rihanna’s tweet on farmers’ protests caught Indian Twitterati’s attention. The pop icon received both positive and negative responses. While some thanked Rihanna for raising her voice in support of farmers, others criticised her for intervening in the nation’s affairs. As of now, her tweet has garnered more than 196.3k retweets and 494.8k likes.
But it wasn’t just her tweet that gained popularity in the country. It was the singer herself. Many people were hearing about the singer for the first time in their life, as several tweets suggested. As a result, Google searches about the singer increased too. There has been a sudden peak in searches around the term ‘Rihanna’ in India in the past few hours, Google Trends suggests.
Most searches from Punjab
In the last 24 hours, people have searched about the singer, especially in Punjab, with most searches from Chandigarh. In the past few hours, Rihanna has been the most popular search term in Punjab apart from Chandigarh. Punjab aside, people in Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana also searched for the Umbrella singer.
Some of the top related queries were farmers, ‘Rihanna farmers’, ‘Rihanna tweet’, ‘farmers protest’ and ‘Rihanna tweet farmers’. As for the related topics, the top 5 spots were taken by ‘Farmer’, ‘Protest’, ‘Greta Thunberg’, ‘Farmers Trading Company’ and ‘Amanda Cerny’.
As Google search queries related to Rihanna increased, farmers protesting at the Singhu Border also expressed their gratitude towards the singer. “We’re grateful to Rihanna Ji for her support, though we did not know who she was until this evening. Our youngsters showed us the tweet just now and told us who she is. All the farmers from across the country want to thank Rihanna for supporting our voice and for the timely gesture she has made,” they said.
Apart from Rihanna, many international celebrities have tweeted in support of the farmers including Greta Thunberg, John Cusack, Amanda Cerny, Mia Khalifa and many more.