Hashtag Fail: #My Husband Kills Kids With Drones

Hashtag Fail: #My Husband Kills Kids With Drones

Calling out the abject hypocrisy, drone opponents have picked up and run with Michelle Obama's sad-eyed contribution to the #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign in support of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist group Boko Haram, arguing, in the words of one revamped sign, "Your Husband Has Killed More Muslim Girls Than Boko Haram Ever Could."  There was also a flood of goofy responses as well as furious redos of Ann Coulter's ever-racist, mean-spirited redo - #Bring Back Our Country - of Obama's original sign, thus underlining the many hazards of a hashtag activism that may or may not accomplish anything in the first place.


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