Justin Bieber FaceTimes With Malala Yousafzai
But the 20-year-old singer is actually one of the most charitable celebrities in the world, donating money and lending his star power to over 20 causes world-wide.
And on Wednesday, the “Baby” crooner publicly announced that he added another incredibly important charity to that ever-growing list: The Malala Fund.
Taking to Instagram to share a screenshot of his FaceTime chat with 17-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, Bieber wrote: “Just got to FaceTime with Malala Yousafzai. She has such an incredible story. I can’t wait to meet her in person and talk about how I can support her and the @malalafund. #love.”
Malala became a symbol of hope and the face of raising awareness for women’s rights in 2012 when she was brutally shot in the face by the Taliban for voicing her opinion on her blog about girls’ rights to seek an education.
The shocking assassination attempt received worldwide attention and several celebrities have backed the Malala Fund, which helps raise awareness to the importance of women’s education and empowers people to stand up for their rights and demand change.
Just this past Tuesday, Reese Witherspoon sat down for dinner with the 17-year-old activist, posting a photo of the two to Instagram saying, “What an honor to meet and have dinner with Malala Yousafzia @malalafund. Thank you for your work on behalf of women everywhere #inspiringwoman #womensrights #educationforallgirls.”
Witherspoon and Bieber along with Angelina Jolie, Queen Elizabeth and several other highly acclaimed faces around the world have voiced their support for Malala.