Thursday, January 20, 2022

Angelina Jolie makes Instagram debut, shares heartbreaking letter from young Afghan girl

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has joined Instagram and said she will use the platform to share voices fighting for their basic human rights, including those coming out of Afghanistan after the country’s takeover by the Taliban.

In her first post on the social media platform, Jolie shared a letter she said she received from an anonymous teenage girl in Afghanistan, who feared living in the country under the current circumstances. READ https://www.instagram.com/angelinajolie/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=70d2b767-e9c8-4fc4-aa62-5da8f4ac0a57

“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,” the 46-year-old Oscar-winning actor wrote.

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Jolie recalled the time when she was on the border of Afghanistan two weeks before the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York and said that she met Afghan refugees who had fled the Taliban nearly 20 years ago.

“It is sickening to watch Afghans being displaced yet again out of the fear and uncertainty that has gripped their country. To spend so much time and money, to have bloodshed and lives lost only to come to this, is a failure almost impossible to understand,” she wrote.

What is also sickening is how the Afghanistan refugees are being “treated like a burden”, Jolie said in an apparent criticism of world leaders.

“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,” the actor concluded her post.

Since her debut, Jolie’s first post has received over 1.3 million likes on Instagram. She has also amassed 4.2 million followers on the social media platform.

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