On February 2, the global spotlight shone on the ongoing farmer’s protest, after the pop music icon, Rihanna, tweeted about the same. Since then, multiple prominent personalities have tweeted in support of the protests.
These have included teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, Indo-Canadian YouTuber turned talk show host, Lilly Singh, Ugandan climate justice activist, Vanessa Nakate, American actor, John Cusack and British parliamentarian, Claudia Webbe.
Since their tweets, both Rihanna and Thunberg have faced vicious online attacks from Indian trolls.
But in the face of this, Rihanna’s tweet did what it intended to: get the world to talk about Indian farmers and their protests.