Prior to Shia LaBeouf‘s latest mildly entertaining meltdown, which saw him led out of a performance of Cabaret while handcuffed and in tears (rock and fucking roll), the actor-slash-performance artist-slash-sexy ripped t-shirt wearer was already our and trying to stir up trouble.
A new video, leaked by lulz-merchants and craven celebrity stalkers TMZ, shows LaBeouf, several hours before his arrest, attempting to pick a fight with an unnamed man outside a strip club.
“Attempting to pick a fight” might be too generous a description of Shia’s actions, which basically amount to him bouncing around, throwing pretend punches and generally acting like someone’s annoying kid brother before the Ritalin kicks in.
Look, I dunno, but Shia’s technique kind of sucks. Back in my day, we had genuinely unhinged former child stars like Amanda Bynes and Britney Spears who could do racist, pudenda-flashing, Drake-stalking public meltdowns with real style and flare.
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