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Rihanna did not tweet about Kangana and Bollywood


Couple of posts with images of purported tweets of Rihanna about actress Kangana Ranaut and Bollywood are being widely shared across social media platforms. These posts can be viewed here and here. Through this article let’s fact-check the veracity of the tweets.

The archived version of these posts can be found here and here.

Claim: Rihanna’s tweets about Kangana Ranaut and Bollywood.

Fact: Rihanna did not tweet about Kangana and Bollywood. We cannot find any such tweets on her timeline. These tweets were actually made by some parody accounts. Twitter handles of these accounts are not the same as that of the original Twitter handle of Rihanna. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Rihanna did not actually tweet about Kangana and Bollywood. On the timeline of Rihanna’s official Twitter account, we cannot find any of these tweets. Also, in one of the purported tweets, there is no verified symbol visible on Rihanna’s Twitter profile. Even the Twitter handles of the purported tweets in the posts are not Rihanna’s. When we compare these tweets with that of an original tweet by Rihanna’s official account, we can easily spot the differences.  

FACTLY has earlier debunked news related to Rihanna which can be read here.

In the light of Rihanna’s tweet about farmers protest, posts like these are being shared on social media platforms with misleading claims.

To sum it up, Rihanna did not actually tweet about Kangana and Bollywood.


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