Reactions by celebrities

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This page is only just started. Do you know of any other celebrities who have come out in support to #BringBackOurGirls? Help us thank them by listing them here. The movement needs the support of celebrities. The example of Lauren Laverne shows the extent of their influence in getting support.


Masai Ujiri

N.B.: Mr. Ujiri is Nigerian, but is the General Manager of the Toronto Raptors

Czech Republic

Martina Navratilova
is said to have tweeted about it:
She has at least retweeted this:

South Africa

Charlize Theron

Promoted #BringBackOurGirls at Dior fashion show 7 July 2014:


Eddie Izzard
Twitted May 2nd:

200 girls still missing 2 weeks after being abducted. Keep this in the news & back #BringBackOurGirls...

+ a link to the petition

Andi Osho
Has retweeted info on Manchester Vigil:

Billy Bragg
Folk singer & activist
Has retweeted info on Manchester Vigil:

Caitlin Moran
She follows @BringGirlsBack on Twitter and retweeted some #BringBackOurGirls tweets.

Bonnie Greer
She follows @BBOG_Nigeria and is constantly tweeting about #BringBackOurGirls

Jane Garvey
Part-time host of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.
Retweeting lots of articles on the situation as well as tweets with info re:Manchester Vigil

Julie Hesmondhalgh English actress.

On May 4th, she asked her followers to follow @BringGirlsBack :

Julie also attended the Manchester Vigil on Tuesday 6th May with her daughters, wearing red and speaking passionately about the situation.

Lauren Laverne
She follows @BringGirlsBack on Twitter.

Twitted May 2nd:

Just followed @BringGirlsBack. 243 schoolgirls abducted in #Nigeria. Let's make sure the media can't ignore the story. #BringBackOurGirls

This led to led to an increase of 1200+ followers in a few hours:

She said of the abductions: "It's just an unbearable situation."

Lauren continued supporting the effort, e.g.:

Lily Allen English singer/songwriter and actress

Did not comment on the abduction but posted a tweet with a picture of #BringBackOurGirls

Julie Graham

UK Actress
Involved anti domestic violence

Susan Penhaligon

UK Actress
Commented on Twitter campaign:
"Heard on #r4today it was the Twitter campaign that launched the American/UK help to find abducted Nigerian girls. Twitter at its best."

Nadia Sawalha

UK TV presenter/author/chef/actress
Commented as a mother of girls a number of tweets


Anne Hathaway

Report & photos via Twitter

Chris Brown

Chris Brown tweeted:

Nigerian girls ages 16-18 were kidnapped from their schools in Nigeria 2 weeks ago when an armed terrorist group broke into their school, shot the guards & kidnapped over 200 girls because they attended school. Lend a voice by asking authorities to #BringBackOurGirls.

Ellen Degeneres

Joined Twitter campaign 8 May 2014.

Angelina Jolie

Spoke during film promotion in Paris:

Lecrae American Christian hip hop artist.

Tweeted on the 2nd May:
"It's been two weeks since the kidnapping of 234 Nigerian girls and they still aren't home #bringbackourgirls "

Michelle Obama

First Lady of the United States of America
Joined twitter campaign 8 May 2014:

Sean Penn

Promoted #BringBackOurGirls at Dior fashion show 7 July 2014.