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#BringBackYourDrones drive launched against FLOTUS

Critics of U.S. drones are turning the #BringBackOurGirls campaign on its head

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Critics of U.S. drones are turning the #BringBackOurGirls campaign on its head to send a message to U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

Last week, Mrs. Obama posted a photo in support of the online campaign seeking to raise awareness of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by terror group Boko Haram last month.

In response, a relatively small group of social media users said the first lady was overlooking the victims of the U.S.’s drone program which is operated mainly in Yemen and Afghanistan.

Some users started tweeting with the hashtag #BringBackYourDrones and #WeCantBringBackOurDead.

“Hey @David_Cameron and @BarackObama - here's a hashtag that will help stop the murder of innocent Muslim children: #BringBackOurDrones,” tweeted user Stuart Wilson.

“Human rights abuses are intolerable outside of U.S., Ukraine, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Afghanistan, Yemen #BringBackOurDrones,” tweeted David Swanson.

However, some Twitter users blasted the campaign, saying it belittled the cause of the Nigerian schoolgirls.

“To turn #BringBackOurGirls into a debate about drones is like saying, "The discussion it's already generating is NOT important enough,” user Josh Shahryar said.

“One side ACTIVELY seeks to HURT girls, the other side accidentally causes hurt through little collateral damage. Learn the [difference],” another user tweeted.

“So people are derailing the main issue re: #BringBackOurGirls to make it about Obama and drones? I'm tired man,” tweeted one user.