Ever since Rihanna first tweeted to ask about the farmers' protest in India, the protests have continued to gain international attention.
To all of my influencer/celeb friends- read up on this #FarmersProtest 👀— Amanda Cerny (@AmandaCerny) February 9, 2021
And now, even comedian Trevor Noah has talked about the protests on his show, The Daily Show.
Why are India’s farmers protesting? The government tried to change the decades-old agriculture laws and that’s when the manure hit the fan.— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 10, 2021
If you don’t know, now you know. pic.twitter.com/LGvM0WvbqS
With his usual wit and sarcasm, Noah highlighted the reason behind the farmers' protest, the way the protestors have voiced their dissent, and the treatment they and their supporters, including celebs like Rihanna and Greta, have received at the hands of the government.
Before Noah, political journalist and author Mehdi Hassan and talk show host Lilly Singh have also talked about the protests on their shows.
"Why aren’t we talking about this?!" asked @rihanna, referring to India's #FarmersProtest— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) February 5, 2021
So on my @MehdiHasanShow show tonight... I did.
Here's my mini-rant on Modi, India's descent into authoritarianism, and why it should matter to us in America:pic.twitter.com/JB7mGDmWO0
Many people took to Twitter to applaud Noah for drawing attention to the protests:
I m so delighted to see my fav @Trevornoah talking abt our farmers with so much affection. Thank you❤— Rakhi Tripathi (@rakhitripathi) February 10, 2021
Ps: hey privilege desi class plz listen, he knows way more than you.
Delighted to see one of my favorite satirists @Trevornoah doing a show dedicated to the farmers protests in India. Thanks for this wonderful episode 👍👍☺️.#FarmersProtest#StandWithFarmers https://t.co/bqGJmLWf5M— Rahul Soren (@rahulsoren) February 10, 2021
TREVOR NOAH SPEAKIN ABOUT FARMERS PROTEST let’s see if my dad is embarrassed yet— nonie🤩 (@nonononie) February 10, 2021
In 2021, the world is finally looking at India... but not for the reasons the government wants it to!