She’s not following anyone, but 1.5 million people (and counting) are following her.
This is a huge day for social media, because none other than Angelina Jolie — movie star, noted humanitarian, mom multiple times over, etc — has joined Instagram.
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Angie has entered the chat.
The Those Who Wish Me Dead star doesn’t follow anyone — yet — but she has amassed more than 1.5 million followers in her first day ALONE. (Including Channing Tatum!)
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Angelina has only shared one post so far: a letter sent from a teenage girl in Afghanistan, which is currently under siege from the Taliban.
“I 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,” the Maleficent star continued.
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“It is sickening to watch Afghans being displaced yet again out of the fear and uncertainty that has gripped their country.”
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The fundamentalist group is known for its brutality, including the use of executions; the removal of women and girls from public spaces and school; and bans on media via telephones, videos, and music.
“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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Let’s not forget: Under previous Taliban rule, women would be punished if they did not cover their faces, and they had to be accompanied by male relatives when leaving home.
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