The kidnapping in Nigeria of 200 schoolgirls has sparked outrage worldwide as more details emerge and governments are urged to step in. One of the biggest movements has been via Twitter and the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, which is an off-shoot of #BringBackOurDaughters, the hashtag used back on April 23 by mothers of the kidnapped girls, which is how the story started gaining international attention, since the Nigerian government was apparently trying to cover it up.
Celebrities have been tweeting photos of themselves holding signs with the hashtag written on them, including first lady Michelle Obama, which some conservative pundits find uncouth.
Above, “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart takes apart Rush Limbaugh making fun of Mrs. Obama, comparing his sarcastic rhetoric to education activist Malala Yousafzai being a part of the hashtag activism. Stewart says Limbaugh is a “quivering rage-heap who is apparently desperately trying to extinguish any remaining molecule of humanity that might still reside in the Chernobyl-esque superfund clean-up site that was his soul.”
Speaking of souls, Ann Coulter is being taken to task for her post (below) mocking the hashtag for the Nigerian schoolgirls. It has not been well-received online, but it has sparked some creative photoshopping efforts.
My hashtag contribution to world affairs … pic.twitter.com/Wkb8ozYZFC
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) May 12, 2014
— Gregor Rossino (@GregorRossino) May 13, 2014
Ann Coulter: pic.twitter.com/18m4khBC0a
— Abeeha (@freddiehamiIton) May 12, 2014
— Warp Drive (@jeffwired) May 13, 2014
— Becky Carrizales (@bcarrz) May 13, 2014
— Laurie, rad mestiza (@MestizaMetaphor) May 12, 2014