The self-proclaimed creative genius that is Shia LaBeouf treated his eager fans to a flurry of artistic embraces to celebrate the end of his #iamsorry exhibition.
After the hair-raising roller coaster that was #iamsorry tragically drew to a close, took a break from staring out of a paper bag to give his fans a big old I'm sowwy hug.
Looking like a cross between a cult leader and authentic street maniac, LaBeouf herded his fans into huddles before hugging them for uncomfortable lengths of time while being stroked like a prize persian.
Dear God, this attention seeking tripe brings back some terrible memories! I went to art school and nightmares like this were almost a daily occurrence. You could hardly dart across the foyer without someone in a torn wedding dress handing you a rose sobbing or, stumbling across someone walking into a corner repeatedly for 4 hours like a primitive robot. Really.
How Beoufy can convince himself he is doing anything original when he is plagiarizing AGAIN is beyond me, but maybe that is part of the joke? #iamsorry is a very poor rip off of Marina Abramović's Rhythm 0, but instead of arming the audience with a loaded gun and a scalpel, LaBeouf went for a transformers doll and some mean Tweets. Awwwwww!
Regardless of the tectonic quivers of horror LaBeouf's pretension sends down my spine, he certainly knows how to grab himself bucket loads of publicity. And, his fans seemed to love stroking their celebrity creative.
Check out the video below and see for yourself:
What do you guys think of Shia LaBeouf's foray down the rabbit hole of performance art? Has he totally lost it, or is he a passionate self-publicist?