Rihanna Draws Attention to Farmers’ Protests, Gets Flooded With Memes Glorifying Her 2009 Abuse

The bhakt attack is unlikely to jeopardize Rihanna’s platform — but the same tactic is effective at silencing dissenters with less clout.

written by
Rajvi Desai
Feb 3, 2021
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AuthorRajvi Desai

Rajvi Desai is The Swaddle's Culture Editor. After graduating from NYU as a Journalism and Politics major, she covered breaking news and politics in New York City, and dabbled in design and entertainment journalism. Back in the homeland, she's interested in tackling beauty, sports, politics and human rights in her gender-focused writing, while also co-managing The Swaddle Team's podcast, Respectfully Disagree.