Last weekend, actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and obstruction in Savannah, Georgia. While his arrest was controversial enough, it was his conversation with a Black police officer at the Savannah Police Department that is now making news.
While being fingerprinted, he reportedly spewed hate and racism towards a man who was just trying to do his job. Understandably, Twitter is reacting with shock and anger.
In a video released by TMZ, LaBeouf looks straight at the Black officer and said, "You're going to hell, straight to hell, brother." He adds, "Especially you, deputy. That's a savage f*ck, man."
When the man asks why he's a savage, the actor simply responds, "Because you're a Black man."
See the entire video, below:
While LaBeouf has since apologized for his actions, Twitter called the actor out for his disgusting words.
Shia LaBeouf is racist? Pretends To Be Shocked.Gif https://t.co/qHMZrMOfkx— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) July 12, 2017
If Shia LaBeouf was black, he would’ve been dead. But I ain’t gon start today. pic.twitter.com/pqB8QAFXjS— Pretty Peen Papi. (@TheNotoriousCDG) July 12, 2017
So Shia Labeouf is racist, that's cute.— voodoo CUNT (@AVlLITSWEAT) July 13, 2017
That was the last thing his career needed. pic.twitter.com/LvhFVZ2jh5— Muaath alshujery (@honeyimhome0) July 13, 2017
He's grateful a Black cop used restraint. IMAGINE if a White cop uses restraint when encountering us & acting like Quick Draw McGraw?— Doc (@Urnersoul) July 13, 2017
APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED.— B Richards (@BRichar30260736) July 13, 2017
Shia, I was one of your ardent fan but this news have caused me to reconsider. I'll never view or support your movies. Racism, I abhor.— Butchiepool (@butchiepool) July 13, 2017
Apology doesn't change the fact that he did it. His PR person probably told him to apologize.— Mary Kay Goettsch (@MaryGoettsch) July 13, 2017
Don't apologize. It's how you feel in your heart.— Momma*Ree (@reva_terry) July 13, 2017
But, he has Black friends tho... pic.twitter.com/OWlICmwjDc— Brandie (@TheBrandieNeal) July 12, 2017
Which drug has a racist-rant side effect? 🤔⚡️ “Shia LaBeouf issues apology for racist rant, points at addiction”https://t.co/y3bomXVWAw— Felicia (@feliciaw5853) July 13, 2017
Look back at LaBeouf's previous arrests with BET Breaks, above.
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