Critics Of #BringBackOurGirls Campaign Respond With #BringBackOurDead

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.

#BringBackOurDead and #BringBackYourDrones are copycat movements that simultaneously provide commentary on the original movement and its abilities and motivations, and also subvert Obama’s message by pointing out that scores of people have been killed by US-led drone strikes across the Middle East.
Russia Today reports that as many as 2,400 people (mostly militants, by admission, though not all) have been killed by drones during the five years that President Barack Obama has been in office. The strikes have caused enormous destruction and unsettlement across the Middle East, particularly in Pakistan where they are a large cause of anti-American sentiment.
FLOTUS’s original post came from Instagram:
Today it was even backed up by our own Politicians.

However, the message was quickly followed by responses such as these:

The case is interesting, and again raises issues of political hypocrisy, and if tragedies can exist on a scale of relevance.

Whatever the case, we’re pretty sure Michelle Obama wasn’t expecting this at all.
Photo via Instagram.