Rihanna has come under fire for wearing a Hindu pendant. On Monday February 15th, the singer shared a photo of herself on social media in which she posed topless, covering her chest with her arm. In the shot, Rihanna wore a pair of lavender Savage X Fenty boxer shorts along with matching purple jewelry -- one piece being a necklace that featured the Hindu god, Ganesha, which didn't sit well with some fans. Watch the picture below!
"When @popcaanmusic said 'me nuh wan ya wear no lingerie tonight fa me girl' @savagexfenty,'" Rihanna captioned the pic, above.
After she posted the photo, fans responded:
"Rihanna !! stop using my religion as an aesthetic !! that ganesh figurine at the end of the chain :( is a holy and sacred figure for us hindus"
"This is insulting, is really disrespectful to our religion."
Another user tweeted, "Super offensive wearing Ganesha like that. My first god, a holy sentiment to millions of people celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi every year. Sorry RiRi, you disappointed me and others."
The India government expressed: "The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible."
Meanwhile, Rihanna has been accused of cultural appropriation in the past. Back in October, the "Pon De Replay" singer was criticized for using a song featuring Islamic verses in her Savage X Fenty fashion show. The models danced to a track that included a Hadith, a collection of written accounts of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Rihanna later issued an apology to the Muslim community.