Here is the first-ever post of Angelina Jolie on her official Instagram account
Finally joining Instagram, Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie uses her platform to spread awareness as she featured this letter from a teenage girl in Afghanistan as her first-ever post.
Angelina has long been known as one of the few celebrities who has no social media accounts. In an interview during the promotion of her movie Maleficent, her co-star Elle Fanning was asked if she could ever do something to get Angelina on the gram. The seasoned actress said she does not understand it.
However, she finally took a dip into the photo-sharing social media platform and she used her post as a powerful tool to make the world understand the predicament of a teenage Afghan girl.
“Right now, the people of Afghanistan are losing their ability to communicate on social media and to express themselves freely. So I’ve come on Instagram to share their stories and the voices of those across the globe who are fighting for their basic human rights,” Angelina Jolie wrote in the caption of her post.
She also related the story when the tragic 9/11 bombing happened. The award-winning actress said that she was at the border of Afghanistan two weeks before that devastating event occurred.
“I met Afghan refugees who had fled the Taliban. This was twenty years ago. It is sickening to watch Afghans being displaced yet again out of the fear and uncertainty that has gripped their country,” Angelina said.
She added that it is heartbreaking for her to see these kinds of scenarios wherein people are being mistreated, especially women and children who are more vulnerable.
“Like others who are committed, I will not turn away. I will continue to look for ways to help. And I hope you’ll join me,” Angelina Jolie stressed.
Hours after she joined Instagram, the actress now has more than 4 million followers and many netizens thanked her for using her platform for good. Her first-ever post has already received more than a million likes. The name of the Hollywood superstar also became a trending topic on Twitter.
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