Kanye West tweets about Mata Amritanandamayi’s 32 million hugs
American rapper Kanye West on Monday tweeted about Mata Amritanandamayi, the hugging saint.Updated: May 22, 2018 12:45 IST
Asian News International
Rapper Kanye West continues to provoke reactions with his return to Twitter. The 40-year-old, who re-activated his account last month after a hiatus of one year, has tweeted on wide-ranging themes, often courting controversy, specifically for his pro-Donald Trump messages.
West, on Monday, tweeted about how everyone needs hugs sometimes. He then went on to share a picture of spiritual guru Mata Amritanandamayi, writing, “Amma Mata had given over 32 million hugs.”
sometimes we all need hugs— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 21, 2018
Amma Mata had given over 32 million hugs pic.twitter.com/OBotiHWZUU— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 21, 2018
West’s tweet has been ‘liked’ 20,000 times and has been retweeted 3,000 times. The responses to Kanye’s tweet include the history of Amma - a Hindu spiritual leader who is commonly known as the ‘hugging saint’.
Amma Mata: https://t.co/cL0N0KuA1a— Watching the Throne, a Kanye West podcast (@KanyePodcast) May 21, 2018
From: South Indian coastal village
Backstory: her own family's poverty caused her to help others. She would bring food, give hugs. Met with a lot of love but criticism for being a woman so bold. Love won, though. pic.twitter.com/SVQ6lLZoxi
Earlier this month, West sparked outrage over social media after he said that the enslavement of African Americans over centuries may have been “a choice”. His tweets in support of US President Donald Trump were also slammed by black commentators.
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First Published: May 22, 2018 12:44 IST