Justin Bieber gave a sweet speech at the HALO Awards, and made sure to honor the people of Paris, France with a moment of silence. Click inside for EXCLUSIVE video.
Justin Bieber, 21, was honored with the first-ever Hall of Fame award at the 2015 HALO Awards on Saturday night, Nov. 14 in New York City, but that was not what he wanted to focus on. Instead, he asked the crowd to take a moment of silence for all of the “bad things” happening in the world, a clear reference to the horrific terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris, France leaving more than 100 dead.
Wow. We are so touched by Justin’s heart of gold, especially after seeing him near tears at the 2015 HALO Awards where he took a moment to honor the people of France. Thankfully, HollywoodLife.com was in attendance and managed to get this EXCLUSIVE video of the special moment.
“I just want to say how grateful I am to Nickelodeon, all the people in the audience right now,” Justin said before getting upset. It was obvious that his mind was elsewhere, and that’s when he asked the crowd for the moment of silence. “Can I just say something for one second? There’s been some sad things happening in the world right now, and I think we should all honor that and take one moment of silence for that if you guys could. So yeah, if we could just take a moment.”
After Justin kindly asked the crowd for silence, both he and host Nick Cannon bowed their heads. The crowd was more than happy to oblige Justin’s request, showing their respect for the lives lost, injured, and affected by the attacks in Paris on Friday night, Nov. 13. You can read the latest news about the Paris attacks HERE.
The night of the attacks Justin hosted a special show in Los Angeles, California, where he also honored the victims. The singer took a moment out of performing music and promoting his new album, Purpose, to pray for everyone affected.
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— Lauren Cox, with reporting by Shira Benozilio