When First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, joined the bandwagon for the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign – aimed at raising awareness and spurring efforts to locate, and return safely, the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic militant group Boko Haram – the movement gained significant momentum, if only online. But now the message has been subverted to promote an anti-drone campaign as a response to the net activism from the West.
— andrew meares (@mearesy) May 15, 2014
— Maryams_ummi (@Sunshyne786) May 13, 2014
— Haut-parleur (@O_parleur) May 9, 2014
— Sofiya Ahmed (@CurryLover786) May 9, 2014
The case is interesting, and again raises issues of political hypocrisy, and if tragedies can exist on a scale of relevance.