VIDEO: Shia LaBeouf Apologizes on Ellen For Spitting on Cop, Opens Up About Jail
Shia LaBeouf opened up about his year of erratic behavior on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Friday. He called that period “an existential crisis, which turned into an exploration,” and admits, “I had some hiccups, some judgment errors.”
LaBeouf apologized for the behavior leading up to his June arrest for disorderly conduct at a performance of Cabaret. He said, “I spit on a cop. That’s a no, no. I’m sorry if you’re watching, dude. I’m sorry. That was crazy, man.”
LaBeouf also revealed that the ensuing jail experience, which was not his first time behind bars, was “the worst time. I really went all the way with it. They put a Hannibal mask on me and a led jacket. It was very scary.” The actor also spoke about his #IAMSORRY exhibit, when he put a paper bag over his head and let strangers view him.
“I was sitting in there broken. I was really truly apologetic, so I was sort of like apologizing to the public in a way. So, I thought for sure people were gonna come in and be super mean from what I’d been reading. But it wasn’t that way at all. It was very human,” LaBeouf explained. He said that he has something in common with the people who criticize him online, sharing, “We suffer from the same thing, which is just a lack of attention and love.” Still, LaBeouf insists that right now, “I’m as good as I can be.”
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