Angelina Jolie joins Instagram, posts letter from an Afghan teen titled 'Fear from Taliban'
Angelina Jolie made her debut on Instagram on Friday, August 19, and is using it for a 'noble cause'. The actress gained 2 million followers within 3 hours of joining the social media platform. Angelina Jolie's bio on her Instagram reads, "Mom, filmmaker, Special Envoy for UN".
Jolie's first post on Instagram was a handwritten note she received from a teenager in Afghanistan. The 'Eternals' star captioned it as "This is a letter I was sent from a teenage girl in 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."
The actress further mentioned in the caption that she "was on the border of Afghanistan two weeks before 9/11, where 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. To spend so much time and money, to have blood shed and lives lost only to come to this, is a failure almost impossible to understand. "
The caption further read, "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."
The actress concluded her note by saying, "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, " adding hashtags '#Afghanistan #AfghanWomen #AfghanGirls #HumanRights'. Fans filled her comment section with 'Thank you' and 'Welcome' messages.