The ongoing farmers protest has garnered a lot of support from international artists such as pop star Rihanna and social activist Greta Thunberg. Now American vlogger and influencer Amanda Cerny also took to social media to extend her support to the ongoing farmers’ protest in India.
Amanda took to Instagram to share a black-and-white image of elderly ladies at the protest site and wrote in her caption that the situation transcends culture. She wrote on Instagram, “The world is watching. You don’t have to be Indian or Punjabi or South Asian to understand the issue. All you have to do is care about humanity. Always demand freedom of speech, freedom of the press, basic human and civil rights-equity and dignity for workers”.
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Her post got love and support from Ammy Virk, Gippy Grewal, Himanshi Khurana, among many others.
— Gippy Grewal (@GippyGrewal) February 3, 2021
— daman kaur ☬ (@itsdamandeep) February 2, 2021
— Sayema (@_sayema) February 3, 2021
It also attracted its fair share of trolling from the right-wingers. She, however, silenced each troll by giving a savage and funny reply.
One user asked her if she even knew what farming was, to which she replied, “Yes, it’s where you take this (aubergine emoji) and shove it up to your (peach emoji).” Another person said in her comments that she’ll be losing followers because of her post on the protest, to which she wrote, “Quality over quantity.”
— Amanda Cerny (@AmandaCerny) February 2, 2021
On Tuesday, it was Rihanna who had sparked this line of awareness amongst people internationally by sharing a news report about the protests, and asked, “Why aren’t we talking about this?!” Her comment drew appreciation and criticism from loads of people. She was even criticized by actor Kangana Ranaut, who has been against the farmer agitation. “No one is talking about it because they are not farmers, they are terrorists who are trying to divide India…” she told her 3 million followers on Twitter. Rihanna has over 100 million.