Jared Leto at the 2015 American Music Awards: "Many of Us Here Are the Sons and Daughters of Immigrants"

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"Peace is possible."

Before introducing Celine Dion's performance at the 2015 American Music Awards, Jared Leto made a speech honoring the victims of the attacks at the Bataclan on Nov. 13.

But after speaking of Paris, he turned to a more political subject, alluding to the plight of Syrian refugees.

"Many of us here are the sons and daughters of immigrants," Leto said to the crowd, name-checking Steve Jobs and Barack Obama as two such figures.


This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.