Hollywood star, Angelina Jolie, has finally joined Instagram!
Before we knew it, Angelina had mustered 2.1 million followers in just three hours, beating Jennifer Aniston’s previous record for ‘quickest growth’.
Aniston, who recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of her long-running sitcom Friends, achieved one million followers in 5 hours and 16 minutes.
As you may know, Angelina and Jennifer are no strangers to competition with the pair famously fighting it out for Brad Pitt’s affections.
After years of dedicated service to the United Nations High Commissioner and the cause of refugees, Angelina Jolie was appointed Special Envoy in April 2012.
Ever the humanitarian, her first Instagram post was used to raise awareness of the events in Afghanistan.
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The actress and activist worried the chaos could strip away social progress that had been made for women and young girls in Afghanistan.
Jolie recounted meeting injured servicemen and women at Ramstein Air Base in Germany and noted ‘how proud they felt to be a part of helping the Afghan people gain basic rights and freedoms.’
“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 post’s caption began…
“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.” she concluded.
Jolie’s heart-breaking post understandably struck a chord with many users, as it received over 25,000 likes in just one hour.
A flurry of well-known names flooded the comments section welcoming Angelina to Instagram and thanking her for using her voice to raise awareness.
One comment, in particular, was left by British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful who wrote: “Thank you for using your platform for good.”