Angelina Jolie has become the fastest Instagram user to hit more than one million followers, managing it in less than three hours.According to the Guinness World Record, David Attenborough held the record for the fastest time to reach one million follo…
Angelina Jolie has become the fastest Instagram user to hit more than one million followers, managing it in less than three hours.
According to the Guinness World Record, David Attenborough held the record for the fastest time to reach one million followers when he joined the platform last September — the British historian only took four hours and 44 minutes to reach one million followers.
Before him, the record was held by Jennifer Aniston, who ironically was Jolie's former love rival. In October 2019, the Friends alum gathered one million followers in five hours and 16 minutes after creating an account.
But Jolie has obliterated them both, raking up 2.1 million new followers in under three hours. The actress' follower count now stands at 8.7 million followers.
The 46-year-old joined Instagram on August 20 and shared a special letter she received from a teenage girl from Afghanistan who is currently caught up in unrest in the landlocked nation.
Jolie, who is notoriously private and shies away from social media, allowed the teenager to use her celebrity platform to draw attention to the situation unfolding in the region.
In the letter, the girl expressed her worries and fears over life under the Taliban, writing, "We are imprisoned again".
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"Before Taliban came in ... we all had rights, we were able to defend our rights freely," the letter read. "But when they come, we are all afraid of them, and we think all our dreams are gone."
Jolie, who is a special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, wrote in her caption that she plans on sharing the stories of people across the world "who are fighting for their basic human rights".
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"This is a letter I was sent from a teenage girl in Afghanistan," she began. "Right now, the people of Afghanistan are losing their ability to communicate on social media and to express themselves freely.
"So I've come on Instagram to share their stories and the voices of those across the globe who are fighting for their basic human rights."
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