#BringBackOurGirls: Celebs Join Protest After Nigeria Kidnappings

Wed, May 7, 2014 10:25am EST by 8 Comments
Celebs #BringBackOurGirls Campaign
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Just hours after terrorist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for kidnapping over 200 girls in Nigeria, at least 8 more girls were taken from their homes on Monday, May 5. Now, celebrities are combining their star power with social media to help spread the word about the kidnapped girls and help get others involved in rescuing them.

Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, Robin Roberts, and more celebrities are tweeting #BringBackOurGirls in protest of the Boko Haram kidnappings in Nigeria. Click inside to read some of their messages.

Celebs Join #BringBackOurGirls Social Campaign

Social media has once again proven its power in times of crisis.

Shortly after Boko Haram‘s leader, Abubakar Shekau, claimed responsibility for kidnapping over 200 girls in Nigeria, celebs took to social media to help spread the word about their ruthless terrorism.

Now, the #BringBackOurGirls campaign has gone viral. Not only are celebrities now involved, but reporters and politicians are fighting back against Boko Haram and their threats to continue kidnapping the daughters of Christian families, demanding that they instead convert to Islam to get their children back.

Why is this important? Because celebrities reach a vast audience of fans and followers on social media, especially young people who may not know about the kidnappings in Nigeria. They also have the power to inspire others not only to help spread their message, but get involved in the fight against terror.

Here is just a sample of the messages sent by celebrities on social media, starting with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived being shot in the head by terrorists for going to school to get an education.

#BringBack Our Girls

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Have you joined the #BringBackOurGirls campaign?

– Lauren Cox

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ann

Posted at 2:06 PM on May 8, 2014  

It is sad what has happened but how many children and women go missing each year due to sex trafficking or some other horrific ordeal. But why should we send our troops to another country to look for missing people when their are plenty of missing people in the u.s. we should use that man power and effort in to looking for people in our own home.
Dont get me wrong it is horrible what has happened but we should not send our troops for that.

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BeeBee

Posted at 3:51 PM on May 7, 2014  

This is one of the most horrifying incidents I have heard of. Horrifying for the girls and their parents and grandparents. I pray that they find these children and drone strikes would be helpful to stop these animals from succeeded in future attempts of this kind.

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KAK

Posted at 1:16 PM on May 7, 2014  

This is beyond disgusting. I wish we WERE sending in the Navy SEALS to wipe these dispicable creatures off the face of the earth. There is no excuse for what they have done. None. Death is too good for them.

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Posted at 12:44 PM on May 7, 2014  

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Posted at 1:17 PM on May 7, 2014  

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Posted at 11:28 AM on May 7, 2014  

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Mister Baja

Posted at 10:40 AM on May 7, 2014  

topacting lik you’re still in puberty.
LET’S RETURN THOSE HONEST & BRIGHT GIRLS TO THEIR FAMILY.

………..maybe you all need an evil curse on your own family?

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