After an internet attack from Nigerians who felt Time Magazine was insensitive for their mislabelling, the magazine has made amends. Time Magazine listed the Chibok girls as Boko Haram girls as one of their nominees for the 2014 edition of the Person of the Year award.
Many Nigerians found the labelling insensitive and distasteful. As a result, they took to the internet to call out the magazine and register their disappointment.
The girls were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group about six months ago while they were in school. All efforts to bring them back home has been unsuccessful. The kidnapping led to the popularity of the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag that has been supported by the American first lady, Michelle Obama, as well as several well-known politicians and celebrities.
Se TIME’s promotional video for the nomination below. Also check the full list of the nominees on the magazine’s website.