Shia LaBeouf's Life Story Keeps Getting Sadder and Sadder | 22 Words

Shia LaBeouf's had his fair share of controversy over the years but now, it seems that there's a tragic explanation stemming from his childhood. Read on to see what the actor had to say...

All in all, Shia LaBeouf is a pretty great guy.

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The California-born actor is best known for his roles in movies such as Holes (2003), the Transformers trilogy (2007-2011), and Fury (2014).

But for some reason...

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The actor often finds himself on the wrong side of his fans.

Take earlier this year, for example...

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Shia presented the award for the category Best Live-Action Short at The Oscars alongside his co-star, Zack Gottsagen, who has Down’s Syndrome.

For those who haven't seen The Peanut Butter Falcon...

It centers around a man with Down’s Syndrome (Zack) who, with the help of his friend (Shia), attempts to pursue a career as a wrestler.

All went well with the presenting...

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But the internet was not happy when Shia was seen to smile when Zack stumbled on his lines.

Shia's smile caused people to question his patience with Zack...

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And many interpreted it as a cruel gesture towards his co-star.

But thankfully...

Many fans rushed to the actor's defense and they reminded others that Shia only accepted the opportunity to present at the Oscars on the condition that Zack could do it alongside him.

This was a case of a simple misunderstanding...

And Shia was only smiling while experiencing the moment of a lifetime with his friend.

The actor also isn't one to deny his past...

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And a few years ago, Shia opened up about a turbulent time in his life that involved violence and addictions.

He issued this apology after he was arrested for drunk and disorderly behavior...

And even though many fans were left disgusted by his behavior, there were also many who appreciated his honesty and how he took responsibility for his actions.

Fast-forwarding back to 2020...

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The actor is yet again being slammed by fans for his most recent Hollywood venture.

The actor has landed a role in The Tax Collector, which is due to be released later this year.

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He will be playing the starring role as Creeper according to IMDB: "A "tax collector" for a crime lord finds his family's safety compromised when his boss's old rival shows up in LA and upends his business."

Sounds promising, right?

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Well, it turns out that fans have a problem with the way Shia looks in this new role.

Fans are confused by the way he looks as Creeper...

And they feel that it doesn't look like Shia, at all.

The actor has been accused of taking on a Latino role...

And because he is a white man, fans aren't impressed with this interpretation... nor are they impressed with director David Ayer's response to the accusations.

The director was called out for using "brownface" in his movie...

And many feel that using Shia for a Latino role was unnecessary when there are so many Latino actors out there.


A vast majority of people on Twitter have spoken out about how Shia's new role isn't portraying cultural appropriation.

The director spoke out for himself...

And he confirmed that Shia's role is very specific and not at all brownface.

Well, it seems that the problems started way before Shia started his acting career.

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In fact, his tragic childhood has recently caught the internet's attention, and fans have been sending in their praises for the actor.

The actor's parents were both artists.

"My dad and my mom were both artists who never found an audience for their artwork," he's explained.

"And so I lived in poverty."

"Now that I'm not poor, I know that is what it was."

"I look back at that stuff and I'm grateful."

"It's like scars. You become proud of them."

Shia's relationship with his father was particularly difficult, however.

"When you're 10-years-old and watch your father going through heroin withdrawals, you grow up real fast."

"You become the parent in the relationship."

"But I must give him credit because he always told me that he didn't want me to be like him."

But it seems Shia doesn't regret this difficult time in his life.

"My dad handed me a lot, and his legacy was an emotional one."

"And it wasn't scarring."

"He handed me texture. My dad blessed me that way."

Thankfully, the LaBeouf family has managed to heal their pasts through art.

"[My dad] knows that I really see him from the inside," Shia explained. "I think all my dad ever wanted was for nobody to be upset with him. Now he feels like he's given me a legacy."

It seems the family has come through their bad times...

And found creative and interpersonal happiness once more!

We're glad to hear it!

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