Dear Shia Labeouf, What The Hell Happened?!

Dear Shia Labeouf,

I write to you on this day out of concern for your well being. To be fair, I think it started back in 2009 with that odd comment you made about your mother when you said...

Probably the sexiest woman I know is my mother. She’s an ethereal angel. Nobody looks like that woman. If I could meet my mother and marry her, I would. I would be with my mother now, if she weren’t my mother, as sick as that sounds.

As sick as it sounds, I didn't think too much of this. Figured it was some magazine looking to get extra coverage/hype/exposure etc...and dismissed it as a possible gaffe to what would be remembered post Transformers to be the beginnings of a career. So the event drifted out of my mind as the years went on and to be honest, you weren't on my mind again until a recent live performance by Sigur Ros at Lollapalooza compelled me to look for their latest videos. So I'm like "Oh there's nudity in this big deal I'm an adult." and BOOM you're there in the oddest display of expression set to ambient music I've seen to date.

Granted, there's probably more craziness out there, but I don't search it out too often. Coincidentally enough, later that day I hear you directed a video for Marilyn Manson, and of course I click. "Why not?" I tell myself, as Manson has become significantly more tame as years have passed, "Couldn't be that bad, right?" My mind was not prepared for the degradation, nudity, child molestation, amputee, rape fest that awaited me on the click. Seriously, things got dark quick.

I think it was midway through the head shaving that I realized you've lost your f****** mind. There's a fine line between going for an edge, and the dark and odd world that exists in your mind. Not even sure if I can call it art, if I'm being honest, but who am I to judge? I just want to know what the hell happened to you and other child stars who seem to be forever warped by the Hollywood they were forced to perform in since birth.

Think you can answer that for me?

Mick Joest

Email Me: Twitter: @MickJoest



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