Farmers’ Protest: Super Bowl features 30-second TV ad on the agitation; British actress Jameela Jamil opens up on receiving rape and death threats for supporting the cause


Ever since pop sensation Rihanna tweeted regarding the Farmers Protest in India, everybody has started talking about it and the agitation found a place in this year’s Super Bowl, a football championship game that is also one of the most-watched events on American television. Actress Jameela Jamil who has lent her support to the protests also spoke about receiving rape and death threats for her stance.

Super Bowl features 30-second TV advertisement on farmers’ protest

This year’s Super Bowl featured a 30-second commercial on the ongoing farmers’ agitation in India, terming it the “largest protest in history”. The advertisement was funded by the Sikh community of Fresno, a city in central California, according to a grateful tweet from the Kisan Ekta Morcha handle, which is the official voice of the protesters. The 30-second spot in this year’s Super Bowl cost $5.5 million, and last year’s viewership of the championship was around 100 million. The commercial begins with a quote from Martin Luther King, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. Images from the farmers’ tractor parade and their border camps are overlaid with text alleging human rights violations against protesters. Punjabi music plays as “No Farmers, No Food, No Future” flashes on the screen.

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British actress Jameela Jamil says she has been receiving rape and death threats for supporting Farmers Protest

Jameela Jamil has been showing her support to the farmers since the beginning but of late she has been getting lots of death and rape threats. In a long Instagram post, she has mentioned how she has been harassed with these threats. She wrote “I have repeatedly spoken about the farmers in India over the past few months and what is happening there at the moment, but each time I do I am met with death and rape threats".

Besides Jameela and Rihanna, several celebs have voiced their concerns over the farmers’ protest like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Swara Bhasker, Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu, RIcha Chadha etc.

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