Shia LaBeouf is like the new Lindsay Lohan. She’s quiet and happy these days – maybe he should move to Greece and get out of the spotlight like her (although, she does find time to defend Trump on Twitter, but I digress…).
The man cannot stay out of trouble. This past weekend, the 31-year-old actor was arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Rather than try to explain it away or sweep it under the rug, he decided to head to Twitter to address the situation.
“I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuses for it,” he wrote. “I don’t know if these statements are too frequent, or not shared often enough, but I am certain that my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and I am grateful for their restraint. The severity of my behavior is not lost on me. My outright disrespect for authority is problematic to say the least, and completely destructive to say the worst. It is a new low. A low I hope is a bottom. I have been struggling with addiction publicly for far too long, and I am actively taking steps toward securing my sobriety and hope I can be forgiven for my mistakes.”
Well, that’s about as honest as it can get. While it’s definitely damage control, his words sound genuine and I hope that he can get on the right path.
In a recently released video, LaBeouf is shown screaming at officers saying, ”I have rights! I’m an American. You got me in my hotel, arresting me in my hotel for doing what, Sir? I’m a f**king American, I pay my taxes, get these s**ts off my f**king arm.”
He then turned to an African-American cop and said that the President “doesn’t give a f**k about you, and you wanna do what? Arrest white people?”
LaBeouf has been in trouble with regularity over the years and his behavior has often, publicly, been very bizarre. Back in 2008, after causing a car accident while under the influence, he told Details magazine, “[My dad and I] would drink together and smoke together and it’s just a bad deal. It’s not something that is conducive to being a role model — no iconic actors that I know of have problems like that. And I don’t know how to do it like a gentleman. I don’t know how to have one drink.”
Here’s hoping that this will be what helps him gain control over his life.