Rihanna’s topless photo hit by major backlash as fans notice meaning of necklace
Rihanna has been slammed for insulting the Hindu community with a “disrespectful” topless Instagram photo.
The singer uploaded a steamy shot whilst wearing a diamond-studded purple pendant featuring the Hindu god Ganesha.
The beauty, 32, was instantly met with an angry backlash online for her fashion accessory.
Comments on her account say wearing the likeness of a god is culturally unacceptable – with some demanding she remove the snap and say sorry.
One fumed: “You’re wearing a deity necklace and a Murthi [image of a deity] of my culture that’s already been culturally appropriated enough.
“How is this OK when a person has more than enough resources to at least find out the meaning and significance of the chains and the pendant around their neck?”
Another put: "It’s 2021 and by now we should all understand that religion is not an aesthetic."
A third put: "I hope she returns the necklace because she clearly doesn’t know how to wear it because it’s mad disrespectful."
Fans were not happy and one added: "I don't know who needed to hear this but no it's not okay for Rihanna to use the Hindu religion as an aesthetic even if it's Rihanna."
Daily Star Online has reached out to Rihanna and her reps for comment.
It's not the first time the Umbrella hit-maker has caused cultural controversy.
Earlier this month she angered the Indian government bytweeting about the on-going farmers’ protests.
The government actually replied, slamming the “sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others”.
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The Barbados born superstar previously apologised for using a song sample with Islamic text in a fashion show.
At the time, Shut Up And Drive hitmaker Rihanna said that it had been an “honest, yet careless mistake”.
The songstress was also criticised for her Chinoiserie style of dress and makeup in the Princess of China video with Coldplay in 2012.
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