Shia LaBeouf’s Ugly, Misogynistic Redemption Tour
On Friday, Shia LaBeouf denies claims made by director Olivia Wilde why was he fired from her upcoming movie Don’t worry, baby In a report of Diversity. In emails he sent to the publisher, LeBeouf asserted that he left the film due to lack of rehearsal time contrary to Wilde’s claims in a recent profilealso in Diversitythat the two have different working styles, stating that his acting “requires[d] a fighting energy. “
The evidence LaBeouf provided in the article included text messages from Wilde and a video she allegedly sent him two days after he claimed to have dropped production, asking if he could “make peace” with actress Florence Pugh, with whom he will be accompanying no. starring with Don’t worry, baby. In particular, this video seems to satisfy social media users who are spreading rumors that Pugh ate beef with Wilde during filming. Folks also pointed out the difference between Wilde’s alleged pursuit of the actor amid conflicts with Pugh and the strict “no bad guy policy” she discussed previously in an interview.
Reactions to the article have focused less on LaBeouf’s specific allegations and more on Wilde’s professionalism and value as a self-proclaimed feminist. However, the timing of LaBeouf’s allegations ultimately seems more questionable – and more disturbing – than Wilde’s competence as a director. Given Honey boy actor of Current sexual assault and battery case from his ex-girlfriend, singer FKA Twigsset for testing next April and his recent public appearances, we may have to accept what could be a long, ugly, logically wrong tour. theory.
Before Diversity article made waves, LaBeouf made headlines after he announced that he had converted to Catholicism on Bishop Robert Barron’s YouTube channel. On Thursday, the actor sat down with the Word on Fire founder for a nearly 90-minute interview – his first since the December lawsuit – to discuss his new beliefs. and the experiences that led to his conversion, including thoughts about suicide and the upcoming film in which he plays Saint Padre Pio, is scheduled to premiere at the Venice Film Festival. It is entirely possible that LaBeouf, who claims to have sought treatment after the December lawsuit, came to his new religion authentically. But the way this individual event was presented in the media — first of all exclusive to Fox News—Is rather questionable, with headlines and articles that unconsiderately proclaim LaBeouf’s cause and refer to his current abuse allegations as irrelevant.
Earlier this week, LaBeouf also appeared in the trailer for actor Jon Bernthal’s weekly podcast Real peoplebut American Gigolo star posted on his Instagram page. While their conversation was inaudible, LaBeouf looked tearful for a few brief moments, implying that their discussion entered personal territory, as did the direction of the podcast. It’s unclear whether the interview was recorded before or after LaBeouf’s ongoing lawsuit or what he was promoting. But the reality is that Bernthal and his team seem to have no reservations about inclusion Anger co-starring in marketing images — or optics of the beloved actor, whose career is on the rise, attaching himself to him — shows a growing indifference to issues of sexual abuse and family in Hollywood despite the initial impact of the #MeToo and Time’s Movement just 5 years ago.
Much of the indifference has been emphasized in recent times Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial, where a large number of celebrities and much of the internet have publicly supported Depp (with some celebrities finding their way to lightoon Heard) despite substantial evidence in the Virginia case and the trial. earlier court in the United Kingdom that he had physically and sexually abused her. Verdict, that Heard defamed Depp in a Washington Post op-ed, has also become a rallying cry for the media and right-wing pundits, and a clear signal that the era holds famous men accountable for their actions. they seem to have ended.
Considering the overwhelming public support for Depp, it’s not hard to imagine a similar fate for LaBeouf as he began court proceedings with his ex-girlfriend, whom he both denied the claims. his father. Like But the pirate of the Caribbean actor, LaBeouf has an oddly cult online fan base — including movie accounts on Twitter and Instagram that continue to support him. He’s also been a beloved cultural figure in his childhood for millennia as a Disney Channel star. Even Stevens and children’s movies Pit. As the Depp-Heard test showed, this particular connection has been shown to be at the root of the most racially charged relationships people can have with celebrities.
“As the Depp-Heard test showed, this particular connection has been shown to be at the root of the most racially charged relationships people can have with celebrities.“
LeBeouf’s potential return mostly seems to be because he’s been successful before. Movies 2019 Honey boy, about his dysfunctional upbringing and relationship with his father, is an effective rebranding of a troubled and strangely well-behaved actor who misbehaves, at the time, including plagiarism and a racist slur against black police officers, among other legal issues. With some ugly parts of his past revealed, he can contextualize his behavior without necessarily modifying or proving that he has changed. And for most of Hollywood, who have raved about his acting and writing skills, that’s enough.
It’s unclear if LaBeouf will be able to regain his footing in Hollywood again or how the outcome of the trial will affect his reputation. But for now, he’s given us a glimpse of just how much power he can currently wield against women. In the event that he continues to quarrel with Wilde, it doesn’t matter that she framed his termination at all since substantial allegations of abuse are being leveled against him by several women. However, LaBeouf was able to convince some online users that he wasn’t getting into a fight on set (although the quotes he sent from Wilde implied otherwise) and publicly called a woman, who had experience backlash from her current relationship, a liar.
Famous men have proven to be extremely calculating with their image and relentlessly aspiring to fame despite all the gruesome crimes they’ve been accused of (currently Brad Pitt), that’s why. why LaBoeuf re-emerged as a man of God and a benevolent father and husband does not seem to have been a coincidence before the trial. Given the culture’s ease of forgiving men and its obsession with celebrity, the months before and in time will most likely be a public trial that sounds like a nightmare.