Justin Bieber Donates $545K to amfAR
Like most of the world, you may not be a Belieber. But the Canadian pop star actually did something that was not being an international jerk last weekend by donating more than a half a million dollars to AIDS research organization amfAR, TMZ reports.
Justin Bieber, along with a number of other Hollywood elite, attended a celebrity gala in Cannes where he was decked out in a black double-breasted suit and sported a preteen mustache.
Other attendees started donating large sums of money to the organization, but Bieber decided to match the pledges by giving the group $545,000. TMZ reports the Biebes "quietly and without fanfare" donated the money.
Bieber’s generous gesture turned the heads of people in the crowd, which included Leonardo DiCaprio, Heidi Klum, John Travolta and Sharon Stone. The pop star was asked if he seriously wanted to donate that much money, to which he replied, "yup." He said that he felt like doing something good.
Bieber later took to Twitter and, without mentioning the donation, wrote, "Amfar #giveback."
amfAR replied to the Biebes and wrote, "A new generation is ready to stand up and support. Thank you for joining us tonight, @justinbieber. #amfARCannes."