Caribbean Mega Star Rihanna Faces Back Lash On Her 33rd Birthday

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Bajan born Rihanna turned 33 on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Of course, she is a pleasurable Piscean.

RIHANNA may have once been thought of first and foremost as a singer.

But with each of her business ventures, she proves she’s an entrepreneur too.

Rihanna Remains Silent As Fans Lash Out Over Her Culturally Insensitive Messaging.

Rihanna’s fans are so stunned to see her under fire and facing backlash for something she could have completely avoided.

Rihanna has risen to the top of every chart and has dominated the music scene for years. She’s one of the wealthiest women and highest paid female artists. In fact, Rihanna has topped Forbes’ list of the world’s wealthiest female singers, with a whopping $600 million net worth. It wasn’t just musical talent that got her there, it was mostly her entrepreneurship.

This is one of the reasons fans are so stunned to see her under fire and facing backlash for something completely avoidable. Not at all what they would expect from the star they know and love, Rihanna is being trolled for cultural appropriation, and she has the Hindu community up in arms after wearing a diamond pendant of the Hindu God Ganesha.

If this is a misstep it’s a big one, and adding to the initial issue of how offensive this is, Rihanna has remained silent, and has offered no explanation or apology to rectify this insulting error.

Rihanna has embraced the transgender community through her marketing and advertising of her beauty company, Fenty, and stood by the Black Lives Matter movement, in support of equal treatment of all by all accounts

She seems to embrace an all-inclusive attitude, which is another reason fans are so surprised by recent events. However, the image in question is a racy one and imagery of a Hindu God has no place within it.

In the photo, Rihanna appears completely topless, wearing nothing but a pair of shorts, and she’s barely covering her chest with one arm. Putting a whole lot on display, she is adorned in diamonds, with huge diamond earrings, and a massive diamond ring.

The most obvious piece of jewelry she has on, however, is a thick, diamond necklace that falls upon her naked chest, and the diamond pendant attached to it is of the Hindu God, Ganesha. It didn’t take long for fans to lash out, yet Rihanna seems completely uninterested and unwilling to accept responsibility for this highly offensive error.

Rihanna’s social media feeds instantly erupted, with messages from the Hindu community asking her to apologize and to correct her error. Comments included; “Please mam take down the picture from Instagram of you wearing Lord Ganesha necklace without any top.

It’s our culture your disrespecting,” as well as “Lord Ganesha is highly revered in Hinduism and is meant to be worshiped in temples or home shrines, not to be used as a fashion statement to push a sexy lingerie line.”

The mere fact that Rihanna inappropriately wore the pendant was insulting enough, but now that a full 3 days have passed without any comment from Rihanna or her team is creating more of an uproar.

Her cultural insensitivity is now magnified by her unwillingness to release an apology, and fans are starting to wonder if she will ever make amends.

BY LEENA NASIR

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