Nine days following a string of coordinated terror attacks left 130 people dead across Paris Celine Dion and Jared Leto respected the casualties during Sunday’s American Music Awards using a stirring homage.
He also read a letter released.
“Like some of you here, we had friends and former colleagues there that night,” Leto said.
“Friday night you took an exception life, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hatred,” Leto read.
“You’re asking for it, but responding with hatred and anger is falling victim to the same ignorance and hatred that has made you what you are.”
“You want me to be scared to view my countrymen with mistrust,” Leto continued. “You lost. We are just two now, my son and me. But we are stronger than all the armies in the world.”
Leto went to say “the planet issues and peace is possible,” before making reference to the controversy about Syrian refugees entering America.
“By the way, a lot of us here will be the sons and daughters of immigrants,” he said. President Barack Obama, whose dad was born in Kenya was additionally mentioned by Leto.
When Dion concluded the mental performance got a standing ovation.