Shia LaBeouf has recently become known for his rather off-the-wall antics. At a press conference for his new film, Nymphomaniac, he walked out after only one question and left with this cryptic message: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much.”
After drama surrounding an allegation of plagiarism, Shia tweeted, “In light of the recent attack against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life.” He then proceeded to tweet once a day for a month, “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE.”
Then, to top all this off, he appeared at the red carpet premiere for Nymphomaniac wearing a paper bag over his head, featuring the same message.
After all this drama, you’d think perhaps the actor would, in fact, retire from public life for a while? Not at all. Instead, he has opened a one man art show in Los Angeles, titled “#IAMSORRY". The show consists of Shia sitting in a chair, wearing the now infamous paper bag, while visitors are invited to one-by-one read mean comments - written about Shia - aloud to him.
Shia has received plenty of backlash for his recent behavior, but several celebrities in Hollywood have come forward to show their support. Will Smith’s young son and fellow actor Jaden recently tweeted that he was available if Shia needed someone to talk to.
Jaden took to Twitter after he was unable to make his way into Shia’s art show, due to the extremely long line.
Shia has not yet responded to Jaden’s kind gesture, and the Transformers actor is now the only person Jaden is following on Twitter.
John Mayer has also used Twitter to show his support for Shia, saying, “Re: Shia. Being young and very talented/successful is like dropping in to the top of Mount Everest via helicopter. There are moments in life where you need to feel quantum shift, movement. And if where you already are is considered the top the dumb people disintegrate and the smart people investigate. That investigation is never comfortable. Or all that pretty.”
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