Star shows support for kidnapped girls
WITH a fuchsia strapless dress that accentuated her voluptuous figure, Salma Hayek was already guaranteed to turn heads on the Cannes red carpet.
So she used the opportunity to draw attention to a crisis – the kidnapping of the more than 200 Nigerian girls last month.
The Oscar-nominated actress carried a sign with the hashtag 'Bring Back Our Girls' as she walked in front of a throng of cameras to the premiere of her animated film The Prophet yesterday.
The 'Bring Back Our Girls' slogan has been used on social media. Notable figures including US First Lady Michelle Obama have posed with the message to urge the return of the girls, taken hostage by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.