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Some Advice for Leto & McConaughey's Potential Oscar Speeches

Some Advice for Leto & McConaughey's Potential Oscar Speeches


Will Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey sing a different tune from their Golden Globe speeches, if they win the Oscar for their roles in Dallas Buyers Club?

Not too many LGBT people or those in the know about HIV were particularly pleased with Matthew McConaughey's and Jared Leto's acceptance speeches at the Golden Globes on Sunday for their roles in the film, Dallas Buyers Club.

Alicia Menendez of Fusion TV addressed the pair, and used other journalists' commentaries on their speeches to pose possible advice, in the event they each win Academy Awards for their roles.

"I really would have loved it if you'd used this national platform in front of some of the bougiest, most influential Americans to remind everyone that HIV and AIDS persists as a reality," said Menendez. "Prove to us that you're the great actors I think you are by demonstrating that you've been touched and transformed by a reality that isn't your own. After all, more than 35 million people are living with HIV worldwide, 1.1 million live in the United States. We can't pretend that just because the risk of HIV has declined for some that it has been eradicated for all."

Watch the segment below:

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