Angelina Jolie Joins Instagram to Spotlight Afghanistan Crisis, Gathers 7 Million Followers in 48 Hours

Angelina Jolie Joins Instagram to Spotlight Afghanistan Crisis, Gathers 7 Million Followers in 48 Hours

  • Hollywood actress and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, recently joined Instagram and has gathered almost 10 million followers
  • The movie star joined the popular app on Friday, August 20 and currently has 7 million followers
  • Jolie's first post ever on the app is a handwritten letter sent to her from a teenage girl in Afghanistan

Fans of Angelina Jolie are more than excited as the Hollywood star recently joined millions of people around the world using the Instagram app.

Photos of Angelina Jolie at a movie premiere.
The actress has gathered almost 10 million followers. Photo credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage
Source: Instagram

Jolie shares letter from Afghan teen

The A-list actress and humanitarian shared her first post on the platform which is a handwritten note she received from a teenage girl in Afghanistan, a country recently overtaken by the Taliban.

Her post explains that the current situation in the country was her reason for joining social media to help amplify the voices of the people.

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In her words:

"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. Watching for decades how Afghan refugees - some of the most capable people in the world - are treated like a burden is also sickening. Knowing that if they had the tools and respect, how much they would do for themselves. And meeting so many women and girls who not only wanted an education, but fought for it. 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."

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Divorce with Brad Pitt

The ongoing divorce between actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt is the reason the 45-year-old actress has taken a backseat from directing.

Jolie, who starred in the movie “Maleficent” revealed that the family drama has denied her time and concentration, which makes it difficult to commit to her directing aspiration.

That has made the mother of six stick to acting as she tries to balance the Hollywood career and family.


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