Jessica Alba got emotional Sunday night at the Teen Choice Awards after she stood on stage and addressed gun violence while introducing the family members of loved ones who had died tragically due to recent gun violence in the United States.
"Tonight we stand together with these teens united in a call for peace and an end to this violence," Alba said.
Among the teens onstage was the son of the late Alton Sterling, who was fatally shot by Baton Rouge Police, the big brother of one the little boys killed in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting and the sister to one of the victims recently killed during the Orlando shooting, who stood on stage with crutches after she was wounded dancing in Pulse night club.
"These teens had the courage to come here and share their grief, and take a stand. Tonight Ne-Yo and I and all of us here, and all of you watching need to do the same," Alba said while trying to hold in the tears.
Each one of the teens was introduced by Alba while a photo of their deceased loved one hovered on the screen behind the stage.
She later addressed the audience, using the power of social media, she said, "Take a picture of all of these courageous teens standing here, asking for the violence to stop, then post with the hashtag #stoptheviolence, thank you."
"It keeps happening and it has to stop."
Alba and Ne-Yo delivered the end of the speech before Ne-Yo elegantly performed an emotional testimony to the victims and their families by performing "What's Going On" by the late Marvin Gaye.