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Rihanna photo sparks social media backlash in India



She is facing accusations of cultural appropriation and religious insensitivity after she posted a topless image of herself wearing a pendant depicting the Hindu god Ganesha.

"You're wearing a deity necklace and a Murthi (image of a deity) of my culture that's already been culturally appropriated enough in the past few years,"

"How is this okay when a person has more than enough resources to at least find out the meaning and significance of the chains and pendant around their neck?"

"Can we stop sexualizing people's religion for clout,"
"I just don't understand the purpose of having a necklace with lord Ganesh as part of a lingerie campaign."
"Our culture is not your costume."

[The picture]



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