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Jolie jumps on Instagram to help Afghanistan with 7 million followers

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Angelina Jolie decided to join Instagram, but only to advocate for Afghan women. Her first post shows a letter from an Afghan girl expressing what she is experiencing in Afghanistan as the Taliban regains control in the country.

In less than 24 hours, Jolie’s social media presence broke an Instagram record. Her account gained one million followers in one day and now has over seven million followers.

TAYLOR KNIGHT:

ANGELINA JOLIE IS USING HER SOCIAL MEDIA MUSCLE TO HELP YOUNG WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN. 

SHE OPENED HER FIRST EVER  INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO SHARE A LETTER FROM A YOUNG AFGHAN GIRL.

ANGELINA SHARED HER THOUGHTS ON AFGHANISTAN: 

“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.” 

SINCE THAT POST IN ONE SINGLE DAY – SHE GAINED A MILLION INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS.

ALSO ON  HER INSTAGRAM THERE IS A PHOTO OF JOLIE ALONG WITH AFGHAN WOMEN IN THE BURQAS. 

THAT PHOTO WAS TAKEN WHEN JOLIE VISITED AFGHANISTAN TWENTY YEARS AGO – TWO WEEKS BEFORE 9/11. SHE CONNECTED WITH THE REFUGEES WHO ESCAPED THE TALIBAN. 

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT JOLIE USING SOCIAL MEDIA AS A PLATFORM TO BRING AWARENESS TO AFGHANISTAN?

LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

Angelina Jolie decided to join Instagram, but only to advocate for Afghan women. Her first post shows a letter from an Afghan girl expressing what she is experiencing in Afghanistan as the Taliban regains control in the country.

In less than 24 hours, Jolie’s social media presence broke an Instagram record. Her account gained one million followers in one day and now has over seven million followers.

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