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Rihanna sends her love to ‘mourning’ Native Americans during the Thanksgiving holiday

Rihanna sends her love to ‘mourning’ Native Americans during the Thanksgiving holiday

While Americans celebrated their beloved Thanksgiving holiday, Rihanna sent a message of compassion to Native Americans.

The 32-year-old Barbados beauty took to her Instagram story on Thursday afternoon, with a heartfelt message.

While the Thanksgiving holiday is beloved and revered by Americans, it’s often a brutal reminder for Native Americans about the death of their ancestors, which Rihanna was acknowledging.

Compassion: While Americans celebrated their beloved Thanksgiving holiday, Rihanna sent a message of compassion to Native Americans

‘Some are celebrating today…many are in mourning! Sending love to all my Native American brothers and sisters,’ Rihanna wrote on her Instagram story.

The singer and Fenty Beauty owner wasn’t the only one recognizing the controversial nature of the beloved holiday.

Demi Lovato took to her Instagram on Thursday as well, sharing a number of informative images about ‘decolonizing Thanksgiving.’

Sending love: 'Some are celebrating today…many are in mourning! Sending love to all my Native American brothers and sisters,' Rihanna wrote on her Instagram story

Sending love: ‘Some are celebrating today…many are in mourning! Sending love to all my Native American brothers and sisters,’ Rihanna wrote on her Instagram story

‘This is my thanksgiving post. And while I’m extremely grateful for all of you, this is also extremely important,’ she said.

The actress and singer added that the images were reposted from @showingupforracialjustice. 

The images debunked several myths about Thanksgiving, like the first Thanksgiving feast took place in 1621, when in fact no one truly knows when the first feast occurred.

Important: 'This is my thanksgiving post. And while I’m extremely grateful for all of you, this is also extremely important,' she said

Important: ‘This is my thanksgiving post. And while I’m extremely grateful for all of you, this is also extremely important,’ she said

First Thanksgiving: The images debunked several myths about Thanksgiving, like the first Thanksgiving feast took place in 1621, when in fact no one truly knows when the first feast occurred.

First Thanksgiving: The images debunked several myths about Thanksgiving, like the first Thanksgiving feast took place in 1621, when in fact no one truly knows when the first feast occurred.

Another myth debunked was that the colonists invited the natives to the first Thanksgiving, though oral reports from the Wampanoag tribe reveals no invitation was given to the natives. 

The post also debunked the myth that the natives and the colonists became great friends, which was not the case.

It also included information on how to recognize and honor Native American culture as well. 

Not friends: Another myth debunked was that the colonists invited the natives to the first Thanksgiving, though oral reports from the Wampanoag tribe reveals no invitation was given to the natives

Not friends: Another myth debunked was that the colonists invited the natives to the first Thanksgiving, though oral reports from the Wampanoag tribe reveals no invitation was given to the natives

Honor: It also included information on how to recognize and honor Native American culture as well

Honor: It also included information on how to recognize and honor Native American culture as well

Honor: It also included information on how to recognize and honor Native American culture as well

Rihanna is one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time, selling over 250 million albums worldwide.

She hinted in December that her ninth studio album has been completed, though she is holding the release indefinitely.

The singer was also featured on PartyNextDoor’s song Believe It, which was released in March. 

Best selling: Rihanna is one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time, selling over 250 million albums worldwide

Best selling: Rihanna is one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time, selling over 250 million albums worldwide

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