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Justin Bieber “Inspired” To Give $545K To AIDS Research

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Eternal teenager Justin Bieber dug into his bottomless pockets this week to do something good for a change, and the Republic is still standing.

TMZ reports that Bieber attended the annual amfAR gala while in Cannes this week, where he “quietly and without fanfare” matched a generous donation of $545,000. The annual event is hosted by one of the most internationally recognized and well-respected AIDS-related organizations in the world raising money for AIDS research — each year, the formal amfAR gala raises millions of dollars through wealthy donors and celebrity endorsements like this.

Not the most generous thing he’s ever done, but it’s still an impressive gesture.

TMZ says Justin “just felt inspired to do something good.” There is still hope, you guys.

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3 Comments

  • Cam

    So in other words his publicists are in damage control mode, realized that “The Normal Heart” is coming out now and figured if they got him to give a donation it would get some press.

    The same why that Will and Jada Smith keep having their kids pose for phony pictures holding soup lades pretending that they actually spooned out food in a soup kitchen (But there are never any pictures of them actually doing that).

  • I'm Black, and HIV-Positive.

    Justin Bieber is a cutie. His detractors are homophobes!

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