Angelina Jolie was spotted for the first time since she made the rare move of joining Instagram for a good cause.
On Monday the 46-year-old actress stepped out in Beverly Hills wearing a chic black dress and stilettos as she got into an SUV.
Over the weekend the Girl, Interrupted star became the fastest user to gain 1M followers on the social media platform with a heartbreaking letter from a girl in Afghanistan.
Her current follower count now stands at a whopping 8.8M in just three days.
Making her mark: Angelina Jolie, 46, was spotted out for the first time since she broke the Instagram record for faster user to gain 1M followers with a heartbreaking letter from an Afghan girl
Jolie looked effortlessly chic in a flowing black long sleeve dress with a high neck that fell below her ankles and a pair of nude pumps.
She looked to be in good spirits as she flashed a wave while wearing a black face covering, and carried a bag of takeout in hand.
The striking beauty wore her brown tresses down and looked to be wearing a bit of eye makeup for the outing.
And she was was joined by her daughter Zahara, 16, and her usual body guard as they were seen emerging from an office building before they left in a black SUV.
Stylish: Jolie looked effortlessly chic in a flowing black long sleeve dress with a high neck that fell below her ankles and a pair of nude pumps
Out and about: The actress was seen stepping out of an office building with her daughter Sahara and a bodyguard while carrying a bag of takeout
Over the weekend, Angelina decided to use her star power for a good cause as she joined Instagram for the first time to spread awareness about the situation in Afghanistan.
After the Taliban took over the country in what has marked a human rights crisis threatening the freedom of its inhabitants — namely women — under Islamic fundamentalism, Jolie decided to amplify the voices of refugees.
‘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,’ her caption read in excerpt.
Angelia posted a heartbreaking letter from a teenage girl who wrote about living in fear of the Taliban and her rights regressing under their rule, as she said ‘we think all our dreams are gone.’
Activist: After the Taliban took over Afghanistan in what has marked a human rights crisis threatening the freedom of its inhabitants — namely women — under Islamic fundamentalism, Jolie decided to amplify the voices of refugees
Though some words of the letter were blurred out to protect her safety the letter read in excerpt:
‘Before Taliban came in we all went to work, school. We all had rights, we was able to defend our rights freely, but when they came, we are all afraid of them, and we think all our dreams are gone.
‘We think our rights have been violated, we can not get out. Studying in working is too far away.’
In the letter the teenager continued to say ‘…We have no rights the life of all of us is dark, we all lost our freedom and are imprisoned again.’
First post: Angelina’s post caused her to break the record for fastest user to gain 1M followers and her current follower count currently stands at 8.8M
Heartbreaking: She posted a heartbreaking letter from a teenage girl who wrote about living in fear of the Taliban and her rights regressing under their rule, as she said ‘we think all our dreams are gone’
A source explained to PEOPLE why Angelina decided to join the popular social media platform for the first time.
‘Angie felt compelled to join in a moment when women and young people in Afghanistan are losing the ability to communicate on social media and express themselves freely.
‘From her point of view, if she’s able to be a part of the effort to amplify their voices, then she felt it was reason enough to join and use her platform.’
Upon joining she gained 2.1 million new followers in under three hours, beating famed English broadcaster David Attenborough’s four hours 44 minutes, and Harry Potter star Rupert Grint’s four hours and one minute.
Speaking out: Jolie, the special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has spoken out about the plights of many refugees; pictured in Goudebo, a camp that welcomes more than 11,000 malian refugees in northern Burkina Faso; June 20, 2021
As of Monday August 23 a White House official said in a statement that 10,900 people have been evacuated from Kabul on 15 military aircrafts — including American citizens and interpreters in the country as well as Afghans.
‘From August 23 at 3:00 AM EDT to August 23 at 3:00 PM EDT, a total of approximately 10,900 people were evacuated from Kabul. This is the result of 15 U.S. military flights (all C-17s), which carried approximately 6,660 evacuees, and 34 coalition flights, which carried 4,300 people.’
The initial date for the US military to leave Afghanistan was originally set for May 1 by former President Donald Trump in a deal he signed with the Taliban.
President Joe Biden announced in April that he was pushing the final date to August 31 but according to CNN, several of his advisers ‘have advised against an extension, citing the security situation on the ground.’
The situation: As of Monday August 23 a White House official said in a statement that 10,900 people have been evacuated from Kabul on 15 military aircrafts — including American citizens and interpreters in the country as well as Afghans