Jared Leto And Celine Dion Honor Victims Of Paris Terror Attacks At American Music Awards
AMAs Tribute To Paris
Leto took to the stage during the awards ceremony Sunday night to deliver a short speech. The Oscar-winning actor and musician, after noting that he had played at the Bataclan with his band – Thirty Seconds to Mars – earlier this year and that he knew someone who had lost his life in the terror attacks, called for peace.
“Tonight we honor the victims of the unimaginable violence that has taken place this year in Paris and around the world,” Leto said. “France matters, Russia matters, Syria matters, Mali matters, the Middle East matters, the United States matters — the entire world matters and peace is possible.
Leto went on to encourage Americans to be supportive of letting Syrian refugees into the country.
“By the way, many of us here are the sons and the daughters of immigrants,” he said. “Steve Jobs, the son of a Syrian immigrant. President Barack Obama. The American Music Awards wanted to show its support for the people of France and the entire world.”
After his speech, Leto introduced Dion to perform a cover of Edith Piaf’s “Hymne A L’amour,” which received a standing ovation.