Rihanna Faces Backlash For Wearing Ganesh Pendant Topless

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I’ve been a Rihanna stan for years. In fact, whenever there’s news about the singer, my POPSUGAR colleagues usually ping me, because they know how much I love her. I felt like I was on cloud nine when I got to see her Savage x Fenty show live, which is what makes this next sentence even harder to say. I’m incredibly disappointed in Rihanna for cultural and religious appropriation. In her recent Instagram post, she wears a necklace of Hindu god Ganesh while posing topless in a pair of silk lilac boxers. While the singer is clearly promoting her new Savage x Fenty line, which just got $150 million in funding, I’m baffled by what made her think that’s it’s OK to appropriate another culture.

Rihanna was wearing a necklace of a god, something that’s very sacred to Hindus. For those who don’t know, Ganesh is a Hindu god who is believed to be the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of…

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