Kellan Lutz is the latest star to join the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.
The 29-year-old actor was joined by his mother, Karla Pope, at the Anti-Defamation League dinner this week.
And the pair took the opportunity to join the fight for the safe return of the nearly 300 missing Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped nearly a month ago by terrorist group Boko Haram.
“My mother and I are praying for their safe return. It can’t happen soon enough. #BringBackOurGirls @girlrising,” Kellan tweeted, captioning a photo of himself with his mother.
Kellan followed in the footsteps of Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Kim Kardashian and several other celebrities with the post, all sharing photos of themselves with signs of the phrase “#BringBackOurGirls”.
Alicia Keys was among those inciting a call to action last week, urging her Instagram follwers to sign a petition calling on world leaders to intervene.
“I’m so saddened and enraged that these girls are not back where they belong! Safe at home and at school! Safe with their families! Safe to become the incredible leaders and powerful voices they are yet to be. I’ve already signed the petitions … chn.ge/1iDjLsI & wh.gov/lf1ke ….have you? #bringbackourgirls,” she wrote.
“Shout! Participate! Show that you care! #BringBackOurGirls” Amy Poehler echoed.
#BringBackOurGirls Fear of education 4 girls in any country condemns the future of that country. WHY HURT YOUR OWN FUTURE#BringBackOurGirls,” Whoopi Goldberg added.
US President Barack Obama meanwhile addressed the kidnapping this week, calling it “heartbreaking” during an interview with ABC News on May 6.
“You’ve got one of the worst regional or local terrorist organizations in Boko Haram in Nigeria, they’ve been killing people ruthlessly for many years now and we’ve already been seeking greater cooperation with the Nigerians – this may be the event that helps to mobilize the entire international community to finally do something against this horrendous organzation that’s perpetrated such a terrible crime,” he said, adding, “We’ve already sent in a team to Nigeria – they’ve accepted our help through a combination of military, law enforcement, and other agencies who are going in, trying to identify where in fact these girls might be and provide them help.”
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