With all the trouble Justin Bieber has been in lately, you can say one thing about him: He knows how to get a cause out there. Beliebers worldwide follow his every move (maybe more than they watch the news), so while a meeting with an important teenage activist might seem like a silly move, it is actually very smart on his part.
Malala Yousafzai is the teenage Pakistani girl who was shot in the head in 2012 by the Taliban after she began fighting for the education of women. Malala, who is now 17, has become an unlikely hero and has begun her campaign to inspire women and teens across the world.
According to E! News, Bieber and Malala recently took to FaceTime to chat with each other, and the Biebs posted a photo on Instagram to share the news of their conversation.
“Just got to FaceTime with Malala Yousafzai,” Bieber wrote with the photo. “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.”
Despite Justin Bieber’s bad boy image, he does support quite a few charities and causes, including Make-A-Wish. He recently passed the most wishes granted by a recording artist ever, granting his 226th wish back in July.
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It’s not clear when Bieber and Malala will meet or what they talked about, but thousands of Beliebers are likely googling Malala and learning about her story and her cause. The Malala Fund is a charity helping girls go to school and raise awareness of the possibilities of education. Malala was nominated for the Nobel Peace Price in 2013 and also won Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize.