Jared Leto Did Not Solve Ukraine’s Problems


Unfortunately, the mere presence of Jared Leto and his hair were not enough to spontaneously end the crisis in Ukraine, which now has Russian troops gathering near its border. However, the actor did at least follow through on his Oscar speech pledge of support to the country’s “dreamers.” While bands including Aerosmith and Depeche Mode have canceled gigs in Kiev, Leto and his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, played shows on Wednesday and Thursday nights there. On Wednesday, he was filmed leading his audience in a chant of “glory to Ukraine” before launching into a song. “It may be difficult, but there’s no price too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself,” he said. Hey, it’s better than nothing.