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Salma Hayek Calls Attention To Kidnapped Nigerian Girls On Cannes Red Carpet

Noelle Talmon Noelle Talmon
May 18th, 2014 7:00pm EDT

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek is the latest celebrity to publicly call for the return of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants by holding up a sign at the Cannes Film Festival.

Members of the Boko Haram extremist group took the girls from a school in northern Nigeria in April. Their plight has resulted in a campaign called #BringBackOurGirls.

A slew of famous women have backed the campaign, including First Lady Michelle Obama, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, and actresses Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie.
 
While attending the "Saint-Laurent" premiere on Saturday, Hayek held up a sign with the campaign's phrase. Last week, Russian model Irina Shayk posted a topless selfie on Facebook holding a similar sign.

Salma Hayek

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