Shia LaBeouf is a famous actor who has been involved in many controversies throughout his career. Here are 10 of his most controversial quotes
- “I am not famous anymore.” This was the message that LaBeouf wrote on a paper bag that he wore over his head at the premiere of his 2014 film “Nymphomaniac, Volume I”. The stunt was part of his performance art project called #IAMSORRY, which he launched after he was accused of plagiarism for his short film “Howard Cantour.com”.
- “Just do it!” This was the phrase that LaBeouf shouted repeatedly in a motivational video that he filmed for a student project at Central Saint Martins art school in London in 2015. The video went viral and spawned many memes and parodies on the internet. LaBeouf later said that he was not aware that the video would be released online and that he was “super proud” of it.
- “You have my heart and I will love you forever.” This was the email that LaBeouf sent to singer FKA Twigs in December 2020, after she filed a lawsuit against him accusing him of sexual battery, assault, and emotional abuse during their relationship. LaBeouf denied “many” of the allegations and said that he was “a sober member of a 12-step program” and in therapy.
- “I’m sorry about my choice of words but not my emotion.” This was the apology that LaBeouf issued on Twitter in 2017, after he was arrested for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and obstruction in Savannah, Georgia. He also said that he was “deeply ashamed” of his behavior and that he had been struggling with addiction for far too long.
- “I don’t have to live up to anything because I’ve never been involved.” This was the response that LaBeouf gave to a reporter who asked him about his Jewish heritage in 2007. He also said that he had a “personal relationship with God” and that he considered himself a Christian.
- “I’m not an American, I’m a human.” This was the statement that LaBeouf made during an interview with Dazed magazine in 2014, where he also revealed that he had been raped by a woman during his #IAMSORRY performance art project. He also said that he felt “lost” and “unhappy” with his life as an actor.
- “I don’t like the movies that I made with Spielberg.” This was the criticism that LaBeouf leveled at director Steven Spielberg, who had cast him in several blockbuster films such as “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, “Transformers”, and “Eagle Eye”. He also said that Spielberg had lost his touch and that working with him felt like working in a factory.
- “I’m sorry for disrespecting you.” This was the apology that LaBeouf offered to rapper Lil Yachty in 2016, after he dissed him in a freestyle rap on Sway’s radio show. He also said that he had no beef with Lil Yachty and that he was just having fun.
- “He will not divide us.” This was the slogan that LaBeouf chanted along with other protesters outside a New York museum in 2017, as part of his anti-Trump live stream project called “He Will Not Divide Us”. The project was intended to last for four years, but it was shut down after several incidents of violence and vandalism.
- “I’m not trying to have any more problems.” This was the remark that LaBeouf made to actor Tom Hardy in 2018, after Hardy revealed that they had a physical altercation on the set of their 2012 film “Lawless”. Hardy said that LaBeouf knocked him out, while LaBeouf said that Hardy tackled him over a table.