Jared Leto Uses MTV Movie Award Moment to Remind You That AIDS Exists


After winning the MTV Movie Award for Best On Screen Transformation for his role in Dallas Buyers Club (a win that was scored to Chris Brown’s “I Can Transform Ya”) and thanking both 30 Seconds to Mars and presenter Lupita Nyong’o, Jared Leto gave a speech about loving people and AIDS.

After a season spent racking up awards for playing Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, Leto has gotten his moving, inspirational speech down to a science:

We’ve made a lot of progress in the battle against AIDS, but it’s not time to celebrate just yet. There’s no cure, the epidemic rages on. But here’s to the hope that one day, we’ll put an end of this plague, and the world will rejoice, knowing that no one will ever have to suffer the indignation of this sickness again, nor the intolerance, the fear or the prejudice that lives alongside it. Love who you want to love, live how you wish to live and never let anyone ever stop you from turning your dreams into your reality.


Image via Frederick M. Brown/Getty

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