Celebrities Take to Social Media to Raise Awareness for Missing D.C. Girls
Due to lack of news coverage, Celebrities are taken matter into their own hands.
Within the past month, there has been an estimated 34 girls that have gone missing in the Washington, D.C. area according to police reports. Several artists have taken to social media to raise awareness of the horrible situation at hand, due to the lack of news and media coverage regarding the kidnappings.
Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, T.I. and model Eva Marcille are a few public figures who have taken matters in their own hands. Nicki Minaj shared a video with photos of the missing girls on her Instagram. Meek Mill has also been vocal about the missing girls, baffled by what is being covered on the news, such as Tom Brady’s “Missing Jersey,” and not something as serious as this.
Most of the teenagers that are missing are aged from 11 to 17 years old and are either African-American or Latino. After sharing news that a dozen missing girls were still missing Thursday, the Philly rapper went on a rant.
"And I haven't seen nothing but trump on major news stations... I thought this was fake because i only seen it on social media!!!! Americas media is getting out of hand with the disrespect to the lack of coverage of our people and it's becoming too blatant!! "WASNT YALL JUST SEARCHING FOR TOM BRADYS JERSEY" ???????"
Rumors are also forming regarding the missing girls. Apparently, a rumor went viral that 14 girls had gone missing within the last 24 hours. DC police have since denied the report. According to NBC News, authorities say there has been no uptick in the case of missing girls. They have simply started sharing missing cases online which is what raised awareness nationwide. So far, there have been 501 missing juvenile cases in 2017, with only a handful having been solved.
Hopefully, we can find these girls and they can return to their loved ones safe and unharmed. Overall, the media should be doing a better job at covering such news, focusing more on critical news such as the lives of 34 teens missing and not so much on news that doesn’t affect our nation.