Jared Leto speaks up for the 'world' at American Music Awards

American singer and actor shies away from selective mourning during his speech at AMA

Web Desk November 23, 2015
Jared Leto speaks at the AMA on November 22, 2015. PHOTO COURTESY: DPA/OK MAGAZINE

While condemning the Paris attacks, American singer Jared Leto has said the entire world was suffering from terrorism, which should also be denounced.

“Tonight we honour the victims of the unimaginable violence that has taken place this year in Paris and around the world," he said at the 43rd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

"France matters. Russia matters. Syria matters. Mali matters. The Middle East matters. The United States matters. The entire world matters and peace is possible.”

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Hosted by Jennifer Lopez with the biggest names from the music industry in attendance, the event paid a moving tribute to the recent Paris attack victims.

Leto, who is the front man for the rock band ‘Thirty Seconds to Mars’, also shared his experiences of his last visit to Paris for ‘The Eagles of Death Metal’ show.

The musician also bagged an Oscar last year for his performance as the AIDS-stricken transgender patient by the name of ‘Rayon’ in the movie ‘Dallas Buyers Club’.

The artist concluded by introducing Celine Dion to perform and pay tribute to the Paris attack victims.

Leto is set to appear as ‘The Joker’ in the sought after 'Suicide Squad'.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY

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