Video Released Of Shia LaBeouf Making Racist Comments To Black Cop, Actor Apologizes
On Saturday around 4 a.m., Shia LaBeouf was arrested for disorderly conduct, obstruction, and public drunkenness in Savannah, Georgia where he is currently filming his new movie “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” Days later, a video emerged of the Hollywood actor telling police officers to take off his handcuffs because, “I’m a fucking American, I pay my taxes” and “get these shits off my fucking arms, you’re going to put these shits off my arms or you’ll be fucking fucked.” LaBeouf also reportedly “repeated multiple times that [the officer] was racist for arresting a fellow white man.” Now a second video has been released with where LaBeouf tells a police officer that he is going to hell because he is black. That last video has caused the “Transformers” actor to issue an apology.
While the Hollywood actor was being fingerprinted he told a black police officer, “You’re going to hell, straight to hell, bro.” A white cop asked Shia why his colleague was going to hell and LaBeouf replied, “because he’s a black man.” The white cops says, “That doesn’t mean he’s going to hell.” Shia responded, “It means a whole lot, bro.”
LaBeouf also accused the black cop of arresting him “for being white.” “It really doesn’t matter what you charge me with,” the actor said. “It’s your word against my word.” The actor made several other profane and bizarre remarks before being released on $7,000 bond.
LaBeouf suddenly gave an apology hours after the video surfaced and five whole days after he was arrested.
“I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuses for it. 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.”