While receiving the first-ever Hall of Fame award at the 2015 HALO Awards, Justin Bieber asked the crowd to have a moment of silence for the people of Paris, France just one day after over 100 people were killed in multiple terrorist attacks.
Justin Bieber may have had his ups and downs over the years, but one thing is always true: he is committed to helping those in need, which made him the perfect honoree for the the first ever HALO Hall of Fame Award. He received the award at Pier 36 in New York City on Saturday, Nov. 14, but made sure to remember those affected by the massacre in Paris, France on Friday, Nov. 13.
Justin taking a moment to take the attention off of him and his award in honor of the people of France is exactly why he deserved the Hall of Fame award. Although he accepted his award with a smile, his selfless speech and the moment of silence he asked for is a true testament to the huge heart beating inside of his chest.
This is definitely perfect timing for Justin to also be promoting his album, since it has such a positive message. “The significance of my album Purpose is basically just to let people know that whether you lost your purpose, or you don’t feel like you have a purpose, it’s really important you find it,” he said in an interview with iHeartRadio. And that’s absolutely fitting for the HALO Awards.
“There’s no better way to begin the holiday season than by celebrating the amazing work of these four teens and our first HALO Hall of Fame recipient Justin Bieber at the Nickelodeon HALO Awards,” Nick Cannon said in a press release. “Justin’s commitment to granting wishes for kids is unparalleled, and his ability to inspire and lead others through his positive actions is at the core of what HALO is all about.” HALO stands for “Helping and Leading Others” in their communities, and we know that Justin has always been involved in helping others.
The whole show will air Nov. 29 on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons, TV Land, CMT, Nick.com and the Nick App at 7PM ET. Did you love Justin’s speech? To hear more about Justin Bieber, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
— Emily Longeretta