Hollywood actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie joined Instagram last week to raise awareness of the situation of people whose human rights have been violated around the world. However, news of the actress, who remains largely a private individual, spread like wildfire and set a new record as her account reached over two million followers in just 3 hours.
Previously, this record was held by actress Jennifer Aniston. The actress was awarded the Guinness World Record for becoming the fastest Instagram account to reach a million followers after Aniston hit the number within five hours and 16 minutes of joining the social media platform in October 2019 . The common denominator that connects Aniston and Jolie is that they were both married to Hollywood actor and producer Brad Pitt.
Aniston and Pitt were married for five years from 2000 to 2005. The couple split after Pitt met Jolie on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. After years of advertising, Jolie Pitt married in 2014 to file for divorce in 2019. Jolie and Pitt are parents of six children: Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt and Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt.
Jolie is the United Nations Special Envoy for Refugees and uses her influence to raise awareness of how people are affected by war, civil war and political conflict. Developments came against the backdrop of events in Afghanistan early last week when the Taliban took control of the country. When the US troops left the country after 20 years, the Taliban drove the democratic government of Afghanistan. In her first Instagram post, Jolie shared a letter from an Afghan girl. Jolie mentioned in the caption, “This is a letter sent to me from a teenage girl in Afghanistan. Right now, people in Afghanistan are losing their ability to communicate and express themselves freely on social media. So I came to Instagram to share their stories and the voices of those around the world who are fighting for their basic human rights. “
The actress currently has 8.9 million followers on the social media platform.
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