In the last few days a large number of international celebrities have come out in support of the farmers protest currently happening in New Delhi. The farmers are protesting to repeal 3 laws that were passed in Indian Parliament in September 2020.
The Indian government contends that the laws will allow for more of a free market structure and would be beneficial to the farmers. The farmers however argue that these laws were passed in favor of large corporations to monopolize the agricultural industry.
Barbadian singer Rihanna first tweeted in support of the farmers protest on February 2, 2021. This has resulted in many other celebrities following suit including basketball player Kyle Kuzma of the LA Lakers, Hollywood actor John Cusak, former NBA player Baron Davis, environmentalist Greta Thunberg, and many more. NFL player JuJu Smith donated $10,000 to provide medical assistance.
Meanwhile, Bollywood celebrities who have remained quiet for the past several months, are beginning to tweet in retaliation against the farmers protest. These Bollywood actors include Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Ekta Kapoor, and Ajay Devgan.