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Actor caught on camera insulting black police officer.
Troubled actor Shia Labeouf took to social media on Wednesday to apologise for a racist outburst recorded on police video.
Labeouf was caught on camera insulting a black police offer following his arrest in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday on suspicion of obstruction, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after he allegedly asked a passer-by for a cigarette.
Labeouf is heard in the video saying to the black officer: “You’re going to hell, straight to hell, bro.” When the officer’s white colleague asked Labeouf how he could make that statement based on the man’s colour, the actor replied, “It means a whole lot, bro.”
Moments later the actor, who was in the process of being fingerprinted by the officers, claimed he had been arrested because he was white.
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“Man Down,” a war thriller with Shia Labeouf, grossed just £7 ($8.70) when it premiered in a single U.K. theater over the weekend, according to ComScore. That’s the equivalent of selling a single ticket, given that the U.K. Cinema Association puts the average movie admission cost in the country at £7.21.
“Poor Shia,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore. “That opening could be in the Guinness World Records or something.”
The film played in one location, Reel Cinema in Burnley. It was simultaneously released digitally on demand, making the theatrical release something of an afterthought. It launches on DVD and Blu-ray next month, according to the Guardian.
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