By Shawn Rice
First Lady Michelle Obama took to social media back in May 2014 to show support of a global campaign to bring home kidnapped Nigerian girls. But now that image has been altered to display an updated message about immigration in a mocking meme. Michelle Obama posted on social media a photograph of her holding a white sign with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls written in black marker. You can see the original below.
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 7, 2014
That image was circulated on social media as part of a a global campaign to bring home the missing Nigerian girls, who had been kidnapped from their school in April 2014.
The photograph was posted the day after after President Barack Obama said the United States would be sending a team to Nigeria to assist in finding the missing girls, who were reportedly kidnapped by members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. One of the 276 schoolgirls was found and rescued Saturday from the Islamic extremist group’s hideout in the remote Sambisa forest in northeast Nigeria, military officials said.
With the girl was her 10-month-old baby — fathered by a Boko Haram fighter, according to the Associated Press.
The rescue happened 2½ years after Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped the girls from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Nigeria’s Borno State. Dozens of them escaped shortly after the kidnapping. Last month, 21 girls were freed after negotiations between Boko Haram and government officials.
In November 2016, however, that photograph was digitally edited to display a new humorous political message in a reference to incoming first lady Melania Trump. Mrs. Trump was born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, and immigrated to the United States when she was in her mid-20s, later achieving permanent residency and citizenship status in the U.S.
What did you think of the meme? Sound off below in the comments section. Here are examples of people discussing it on social media.
Why isn’t Trump upset about an immigrant taking Michelle Obama’s job?
— Descending Dave (@Dave_in_SoPo) November 17, 2016
Michelle Obama is the only person in America rn who is actually losing their job to a less-qualified immigrant.
— Killer Tofu (@BrahNick) November 16, 2016
— Jeremie Manigne (@jerema17) November 16, 2016
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 16, 2016
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