Shia Lebeouf is no stranger to altercations with the law.Â In fact he’s no stranger to being flat out strange.Â However, this year it seemed that the actor was/is on his way back up to achieving A-list status in Hollywood.Â Â He’s been getting tons of praise for his role in American Honey and will now be taking on the role of John McEnroe in Borg/McEnroe.Â Â While LaBeouf’s done crazy things like sit on an elevator for 2 days straight or lace out at crowds in the middle of a Broadway show, his reason for arrest early on Thursday seemed a little more “legit.”
According to the Washington Times:
Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested early Thursday after he allegedly got into an altercation with another man outside a New York City museum where he has been chanting “He will not divide us” in front of a live camera since Donald Trump’s inauguration. Police said LaBeouf pulled the scarf of an unidentified 25-year-old man outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, scratching his face in the process. They said he also pushed the man, who refused medical attention. LaBeouf has spent the first few days of Trump’s presidency swaying, dancing and repeating the phrase “He will not divide us” in front of a live camera outside the museum. The livestream is for a participatory public art project LaBeouf and two collaborators intend to have running 24 hours a day for the next four years.
LaBeouf will be facing a misdemeanor charge and it’s not currently known what caused the altercation.Â Â “We’re anti-division out here. Everyone’s invited,” LaBeouf said. “I’m just saying, ‘Be nice to each other.’”
While his antics in the past nearly killed his reputation in Hollywood, even the Hollywood community might support him on this one, assuming the altercation had a fair reason.Â He’ll always be a loose cannon but at least in this instance he was trying to “peacefully” organize, or so it seems.