Shia LaBeouf Apologizes for Racist Arrest-Video Rant

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Actor Shia LaBeouf is now remorseful about his racist rant after being arrested in Savannah, Ga., early Saturday morning on public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and obstruction charges. Video footage of the 31-year-old’s arrest showed the Transformer actor not only being belligerent but having a racist and expletive-laden tirade.

“You’re going to hell, straight to hell, bro,” LaBeouf told the cops. LaBeouf then told the black cop that he was “especially” going to hell “because he’s a black man.”


“That doesn’t mean he’s going to hell,” the white officer said. LaBeouf responded with, “That means a whole lot, bro.”

During the booking, the black police officer then asked the actor how were they being racist, after LaBeouf accused them of racism.

LaBeouf responded, “A black man arrested me for being white.”

LaBeouf also taunted a white cop and told him that his wife prefers black penis.


Of course, after sobering up and being released from jail, LaBeouf issued an apology on Twitter.

“I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuses for it,” he wrote Wednesday night. “I don’t know if these statements are too frequent, or not shared often enough, but I am certain that my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and I am grateful for their restraint. The severity of my behavior is not lost on me.”


LaBeouf’s “new low” now has him seeking help to get his racism sobriety in check.

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The I’m an addict so it excuses my racism, sexism, etc. etc. is such b.s. Just because you drink too much does not turn you into a racist. It simply breaks down inhibition. As such, his addiction simply is a window into his empty soul.