Shia keeps trying to prove that he’s no longer in the public eye — but the more he tries, the more attention he gets. Example: the actor caused a major uproar by wearing a paper bag over his head at the Berlin premiere of his movie ‘Nymphomaniac’ on Feb. 9.
We’re not sure if we should shake our heads in disgust or stand and applaud. Shia LaBeouf continues to find new weird ways to shock everyone, and on Feb. 9 he did it by wearing a tuxedo to the Berlin premiere of his movie Nymphomaniac… and a paper bag over his head.
Shia LaBeouf’s Red Carpet Style: A Paper Bag Mask
And it wasn’t just any paper bag — on the sack, which helpfully had eye holes, Shia wrote “I am not famous anymore.” Talk about a fashion statement, albeit a false one. Sorry Shia, as long as you’re still walking red carpets, you’re still famous.
Surprisingly enough, the paper bag-head stunt wasn’t even the only thing odd thing Shia did at the Berlin premiere. Earlier in the day at a press conference for the movie, Shia answered only one question — and obviously his answer made no sense. A reporter asked him about Nymphomaniac‘s infamously raunchy sex scenes, to which he replied, “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much.”
A little digging reveals that this seagulls quote was plagiarized (again, big surprise) from French soccer legend Eric Cantona.
Shia LaBeouf’s Ongoing Antics
The hits keep coming for Shia, who ripped off a graphic novel line for line for his short film in December, apologized via skywriting, got into a bar fight, called Jim Carrey a bad father, and then announced that he was “retiring from all public life.”
Right now we’re really missing Even Stevens. So, what do you think of Shia’s paper bag stunt, HollywoodLifers? Does he just need to give everything a rest? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro