It has been more than three months since Boko HaramÂ kidnapped more thanÂ 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. Back in May, the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls was ubiquitous. This tweet by Ellen Degeneres received more than 26,000 retweets:
And this tweet from First Lady Michelle Obama gotÂ nearly 58,000 retweets:
A long list of starsÂ promotedÂ the hashtag, includingÂ Usher,Â The Rock, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Leona Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry, Alyssa Milano,Â P. Diddy, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, and Queen Latifah.
The abducted Nigerian girls have not been released, and interest in the causeÂ has waned.Â Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., however, isnât giving up. Earlier this month she promised to âtweet, tweet, and tweetâ until theÂ girls are returned to their families.Â She has been keeping herÂ promise, and, last weekÂ tried to enlist dozens of celebs to join her:
Yes, she even tweeted evenÂ Chris Brown:
So far, none of the above celebrities have responded. Indeed,Â we have been unable to find a singleÂ A-listÂ celebrity who has tweeted the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag this month. (Chelsea Clinton doesnât count.)
This morning Rep. Wilson tried yet again to rekindle interest in the cause:
Rep. Wilson has nearly 8,000 followers, but at the time of this writingÂ her tweet had received only seven retweets.