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Jared Leto Sends Message Of Support To Ukraine And Venezuela During Oscars Speech
BuzzFeed ^ | 03/03/2013 | Rosie Gray

Posted on 03/03/2014 7:20:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Actor Jared Leto expressed his support for protesters in Ukraine and Venezuela during his acceptance speech for the Best Supporting Actor award at the Oscars on Sunday, making him the first celebrity at the event to acknowledge the two major events dominating world news right now.

“To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight, in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible, we’re thinking of you tonight,” Leto said.

In the press room backstage after accepting his award, Leto explained his decision to comment on Ukraine and Venezuela.

“Number one, because it’s important to me,” Leto said.

“Number two, because I think it’s appropriate to the material, to the story, to the film. And number three, because you have an opportunity when you stand on this stage. You can make it about yourself or you can hold up a mirror and shine a light, and that’s what I chose to do tonight. I mean, because of Thirty Seconds to Mars, because I’m in a band, how many people are here from outside of the — of the USA? Quite a few of you. Okay. Good. I’m at home then. But I feel at home all over the world. And you know, for me, these global issues impact us in a really direct way.”

“We have a show in the Ukraine in a couple of weeks,” Leto said. “We have a show in Thailand in a few weeks. We had a show in Venezuela in the works. So, these things, social unrest, you know, social issues like this affect us in a really immediate way.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: jaredleto; oscars; ukraine; venezuela

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1 posted on 03/03/2014 7:20:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

What a moving display of humanitarian concern from a sun drenched and worshiped celebrity. No doubt that it was not just Ukrainians and Venezuelans that were brought to tears. It was truly a special after party that boasted the presence of Jared Leto.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 7:27:44 AM PST by allendale
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To: SeekAndFind

I have no idea who this person is, what they have done and why what he has to say matters to anyone..........


3 posted on 03/03/2014 7:28:46 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SeekAndFind
He needs to be careful who he supports. Those folks in Venezuela do not have OOAP (Official Obama-Approved Protester) certification. In fact, Mr. Obama WANTS oppressive dictatorship in Venezuela (and other American States).

Mr. Leto should stick to criticizing enemies of Obama or he could be endangering his status as Hoper and Changer.

4 posted on 03/03/2014 7:48:14 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: allendale
i did like this part of his speech... and i was glad that he won... i was torn between him and Jonah Hill for The Wolf of Wall Street...

In 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard and to do something special. That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight. And I just want to say, I love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me to dream. To my brother, Shannon, the best big brother in the world, you’re a true artist. Thank you so much for sharing this insane and amazing adventure that is 30 Seconds to Mars, and for being my best friend. I love you. Thank you.

5 posted on 03/03/2014 7:48:53 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: WayneS

RE: He needs to be careful who he supports. Those folks in Venezuela do not have OOAP (Official Obama-Approved Protester) certification

And I think he has made an enemy out of at least one Oscar winner - - Sean Penn.


6 posted on 03/03/2014 7:50:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I think he won a “Polly” at the Political Science Awards last night, for ‘Best Supporting Leftist Blather’...

...or something...


7 posted on 03/03/2014 7:52:15 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: SECURE AMERICA

“Number one, because it’s important to me,” Leto said.

Sounds like just another self-important Hollywierdo.


8 posted on 03/03/2014 7:52:41 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

He is in the history books for sure. Oscar winner will be mentioned on all his stuff from now on. His future Obituary just got more interesting. He gave a great speech but not nearly as good as Matthew or the girl from 12 years a slave. Some people complaining about Cate Blanchett thanking Woody Allen are ridiculous. Every actor last night thanked their director.


9 posted on 03/03/2014 7:54:35 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: WayneS

It wasn’t leftist. In fact it was very conservative but you just like to bitch as usual.


10 posted on 03/03/2014 7:55:13 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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11 posted on 03/03/2014 7:56:39 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

The protesters in Venezuela sent out a twitter campaign begging Oscar speakers to acknowledge their plight. The non cable station that has carried the Oscars for years suddenly reported they didn’t have a license to carry it, but I’m sure that was a coincidence.


12 posted on 03/03/2014 8:03:37 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: WayneS
He needs to be careful who he supports. Those folks in Venezuela do not have OOAP (Official Obama-Approved Protester) certification. In fact, Mr. Obama WANTS oppressive dictatorship in Venezuela (and other American States).

He made up for it, though, by mouthing the usual pro-gay marriage pablum at the end of his speech.

13 posted on 03/03/2014 8:05:02 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And Sean Penn has a mean hook - just ask some photographers!


14 posted on 03/03/2014 8:06:11 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: napscoordinator

Yeah. He’s a regular Reagan republican.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 8:10:29 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: allendale
...we’re thinking of you tonight,” Leto said.

I'm sure the Ukrainians and Venezuelans were thrilled to know this.

16 posted on 03/03/2014 8:16:35 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: WayneS

He is one of the closest ones for sure.


17 posted on 03/03/2014 8:18:02 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: bassmaner

Yeah, I agree. This was the one thing that bothered me about his speech. The reference to “who they are” and “who they love” is the standard leftist claptrap about homosexuality (also used by John Kerry), which ignores the environmental factors that contribute to homosexuality.


18 posted on 03/03/2014 8:22:38 AM PST by joseph2 (One More)
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To: WayneS
He needs to be careful who he supports. Those folks in Venezuela do not have OOAP (Official Obama-Approved Protester) certification. In fact, Mr. Obama WANTS oppressive dictatorship in Venezuela (and other American States).

I have a feeling he doesn't really understand what's happening in Venezuela. He may have thought it was a hip thing to say.

19 posted on 03/03/2014 8:26:17 AM PST by zlala (Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice Capt. Aaron R. Blanchard, KIA 4-23-13, Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan.)
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To: napscoordinator

When a person is ‘x’ light-years from a given point, it is somewhat silly to argue that he is appreciably closer to it than someone else who is ‘x+0.1’ light-years from the same point.


20 posted on 03/03/2014 8:31:28 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: SeekAndFind

“Jared Leto Sends Message Of Support To Ukraine And Venezuela During Oscars Speech”

Leto should have addressed his comments to the Obamas, the Reids the Kerrys, the Weinsteins, the Clintons, the Speilbergs, the MSM etc. Hollywood, the MSM and the RATS are responsible for making our country a laughing stock and a third world power broker who is incapable to assist any freedom loving country.


21 posted on 03/03/2014 9:00:49 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: SeekAndFind

Sean Penn will not be pleased.


22 posted on 03/03/2014 9:02:00 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: kenmcg

yep..

look, for these actors, all you have to do is ask them if they are on the side of the Venezuela protestors. they think for a second, and then it’s a big: “heck yeah, I’m on the side of the protestor!”

little do they know or care, that the folks protesting are protesting socialist government. (can you say Tea Party?).... all they heard was the word “protestor”. it’s a knee-jerk reaction with these people. they don’t think and they don’t reason. they emote and feel.


23 posted on 03/03/2014 9:10:25 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: allendale

and Mathew Mc. was a display of righteous conservatism... what a night for America!


24 posted on 03/03/2014 9:20:37 AM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: allendale

Did he thank our Military?


25 posted on 03/03/2014 9:23:45 AM PST by angcat
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To: SeekAndFind

Which groups of protesters was he referring to? Does he have a clue as to who all the different players are, of does he just blindly cheer for whomever Obama decides to back?


26 posted on 03/03/2014 9:26:53 AM PST by Cementjungle
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