Shia LaBeouf can’t seem to escape from the ire of the public, and neither can the public escape the actor’s ire. LaBeouf was recently reported by TMZ as getting into conflict with a drunken man at a pub in South London, apparently head-butting him.
The incident follows a tweet made last week by LaBeouf which said, “In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life.” The confrontation was started by the man who prompted Shia LaBeouf to shout at him, “What’d you say about my girl’s mom?…”Are you f—–g kidding me bro?”
The girlfriend Shia LaBeouf is referencing to is Mia Goth, fellow actress in his recent film, the very sexually explicitly, Nymphomaniac. Nothing is reported on what was said to Shia LaBeouf to spark his anger, but a British woman is seen telling the man not to be sarcastic and not to play smart.
Shia LaBeouf would later calm down and apologize in another video released hours later where he tells a female patron that he is “not trying to s–t on anybody” and that he is just a “normal human being.”
LaBeouf would go on to say that all he wants to do is make peace, and how he does not want anymore problems, emphasizing he is just a normal human being.
TMZ reports that this is not the first time LaBeouf has shown acts of fury. LaBeouf was reported back in 2011 as losing his temper on a man who took his baseball cap. Furthermore, in that same year, LaBeouf was caught on tape curled up on the ground outside a Vancouver club while a large man punched him repeatedly. It was said he was involved in three scuffles and was noted as being intoxicated.
Shia LaBeouf said in 2012, people unfairly treat him the way they do because of his fame. Whatever the reason, poor LaBeouf just can’t seem to escape the public affection. His recent actions, however, continue to give reason for the public’s ire.
Aside from the scuffles, the actor has also been embroiled in a less physical controversy since November, in which he was accused by writer Daniel Clowes of plagiarizing the author’s graphic novel, Justin M. Damiano, for his short film, HowardCantour.com.
What followed were some mockery tweets in response to the accusations. However, just like his anger fueled bar brawls, LaBeouf has expressed guilt, going so far as putting together an apologetic message in the sky over L.A. and later tweeting it. The actor also copied and tweeted various apologies from public figures. However, this was later followed by some mockery tweets including posting a cease and desist letter sent to him from Clowe’s lawyer on Twitter.
Don’t let all these controversies stop you from watching LaBeouf’s film’s though! You could next see the actor alongside Brad Pitt in David Ayer’s, Fury. So far, LaBeouf is not set to star in any film called All Apologies or Guilt.
By Kollin Lore