Justin Bieber has called out fans who made noise during a moment of silence at his concert in Buffalo, New York, to honor the victims of the recent mass supermarket shooting.
The Canadian singer performed in upstate New York City on Saturday (May 14), just hours after ten people were killed in what is believed to be one of the deadliest racial massacres in recent American history.
Bieber addressed the violent incident on stage and asked the crowd to pay tribute to the victims.
“As you know, there has been a tragedy in the city,” he began his message.
“But what we’re going to do tonight is honor those people, and I’d love it if we could just have a moment of silence. That would mean a lot to me.”
While most of the crowd remained silent, despite his wishes, some fans could be heard screaming or yelling. The singer later addressed those who didn’t fully participate in the silence in an Instagram post.
“To the people who could not remain silent to honor the lives so tragically lost, I ask you to ask yourself why?” Bieber captioned a video of the celebratory moment alongside.
The “Peaches” singer made sure to acknowledge the massacre at several moments throughout the concert and shared some of the clips on his social media account.
“There are so many divisions in this world. So much racial injustice. And as you and I both know, racism is evil and devilish,” he told fans.
“But what you and I have to do is we make the differences. We will be the people who continue to have the conversations with our friends and our families and our loved ones who continue to be allies.”
In another Instagram post, Bieber reiterated his positive message with the caption, “RACISM WILL NOT PREVAIL GOD DOES.”
He continued, “WE STAND WITH YOU BUFFALO AND STAND AGAINST THIS RACIST TERRORACT.”
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