Michelle Obama's Sympathy For The Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Backfires

by
Sameera Ehteram
United States’ First Lady Michelle Obama showed her support for the rescue efforts for more than 270 kidnapped Nigeriam teenage girls by posting a photo of herself on Twitter holding up a sign reading: "#BringBackOurGirls". Little did she know it will back fire so massively.

Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It's time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo pic.twitter.com/glDKDotJRt

Last month the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria abducted more than 270 girls.

On 15 April, the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria, was attacked by militants who broke into the school, killed the school guards, and kidnapped a large number of students.

Some of the girls who were lucky enough to escape claimed that the attack was carried out by Boko Haram, a militant organization whose name means "Western education is sinful”.    

Though initially the world did not pay much attention to the issue but with time awareness grew an d people started showing concern and started demanding the girl’s return.

People from all over the world posted pictures of themselves on line holding a sigh that read #BringBackOurGIrls.

Michelle Obama was among many prominent public figures that joined the campaign.

"I want you to know that Barack has directed our government to do everything possible to support the Nigerian government's efforts to find these girls and bring them home," the first lady said. "In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters. We see their hopes, their dreams, and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now."

But it backfired and memes and altered photos of the First Lady started popping up all over the web.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

 

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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