AFP reported that the unique picture was printed on the official Twitter account of ICC on 1 July, 2019, which exhibits Rihanna holding a flag with the official emblem of the West Indies cricket crew
A picture purportedly exhibiting Rihanna holding the nationwide flag of Pakistan has circulated on-line in social media posts after the pop star tweeted her assist for protesting farmers in India. However the picture, which was shared tens of hundreds of instances, has been doctored: the unique picture truly exhibits Rihanna holding a West Indies flag at a cricket match in 2019.
The doctored picture was printed on this Facebook post on 3 February, 2021. It has been shared lots of of instances.
The publish’s Hindi-language caption interprets to English as: “Rihanna is the brand new godmother of the anti-government group. Now you possibly can perceive who she actually is.”
Rihanna, who has greater than 100 million Twitter followers, posted a tweet on 2 February, 2021, with a hyperlink to a CNN story in regards to the ongoing Indian farmers’ protests in opposition to new agricultural legal guidelines. CNN reported there had been an web blackout on the camps the place tens of thousands of Indian farmers have been dwelling since November 2020.
“Why aren’t we speaking about this?! #FarmersProtest”, reads her tweet.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
Her tweet had acquired greater than 313,000 retweets and 740,000 likes as of 4 February, 2021. Some Indian celebrities hit again on the Barbadian singer for her remark. Sporting legend Sachin Tendulkar and a bunch of Bollywood stars decried what India’s international ministry known as “sensationalist” Twitter feedback. AFP reported on the backlash here. Arch-rivals Pakistan and India are locked in dispute over Kashmir, and the picture of Rihanna purportedly holding the Pakistani flag was shared broadly after the Barbadian singer’s tweet, for instance here and here on Fb, and here and here on Twitter, alongside an identical declare. The declare is fake: the picture has been doctored to incorporate the Pakistan nationwide flag. Doctored picture A reverse picture search on Google discovered the unique picture was printed here on the official Twitter account of The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on July 1, 2019. Rihanna is holding a flag with the official emblem of the West Indies cricket. “Look who’s at #SLvWI to Rally ‘around the West Indies! Be careful for @rihanna’s new single, Shut Up And Cowl Drive,” reads the tweet.
Look who’s at #SLvWI to Rally ‘around the West Indies!
— ICC (@ICC) July 1, 2019
Beneath is a screenshot comparability of the picture within the deceptive posts (L) and the picture within the ICC’s tweet (R):
Rihanna additionally posted a photograph of her on Instagram on July 2, 2019 carrying a cap knitted with West Indies cricket crest.
Beneath is a screenshot of the West Indies cricket crest taken from the official web site:
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