According to the BBC, on February 3, local time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India issued a statement saying that after full debate and discussion, Parliament passed the “relevant reform bill in the agricultural field”.
The statement also criticized, “Before rushing to comment on these things, we urge that the facts be found out and that we have a proper understanding of the issues we have to deal with. Those sensational hashtags and comments on social media, especially when celebrities and others are involved, are neither accurate nor responsible.”
The BBC said that the statement came after Rihanna, a pop queen, posted a tweet about protests against Indian farmers and attracted global attention. In the title, the BBC said bluntly that “Rihanna’s tweets angered the Indian government”.
On February 2nd local time, Rihanna retweeted a CNN report with the caption: “Why is no one discussing this matter?” At the same time, she also put on the hashtag “Peasant Protest”. ↓
This CNN report is the latest development of farmers’ protests in India. India cut off the internet around the capital as protests against clashes between farmers and police, CNN says In addition, the report also said that recent events in India have raised Western concerns about India’s democracy.
In the view of the BBC, the content of the tweet shows that Rihanna supports Indian farmers’ protests. Once the tweet was released, Rihanna’s speech quickly attracted outside attention and triggered discussion among netizens on social media.
According to the BBC, a few hours after Rihanna tweeted, Greta Thunberg, the niece of Sweden’s environmental girl, and Mina Harris, the vice president of the United States, also tweeted her support for farmers. “We support farmers protests in India,” Thunberg wrote on Twitter. ↓
However, Rihanna’s speech also aroused the dissatisfaction of many netizens.
The highest-rated comment below its tweet reads, “Our country is proud of our farmers and knows how important they are. I believe that the situation will be resolved soon. We don’t need an outsider to interfere in our internal affairs!”
Some netizens also said, “I respect you very much and appreciate your talent. I’m still listening to your Under My Umbrella and I love it, but (please) don’t talk about things you don’t know exactly. Please don’t send any information to your fans or the world that doesn’t know the truth.”