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    Default Shia LaBeouf Says He Was Raped During a Performance Art Project

    Mrs Mohandas heard something about this on the news this morning, so I looked it up. This is really, really strange:

    The actor and performance artist opened up in an email interview about a traumatic experience during his exhibit #IAmSorry

    Back in February, Shia LaBeouf staged his #IAmSorry performance art exhibit in a Los Angeles gallery where people were able to enter a room alone with the actor and do and say whatever they wished as he sat silently wearing a paper bag over his head that read: “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE.”
    The project resulted in a traumatic experience for the actor which he has revealed in an email interview with Dazed Digital. When asked if anything “unsettling” had taken place during the performance, LaBeouf answered:
    One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me… There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with dishevelled hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well. On top of that my girl was in line to see me, because it was Valentine’s Day and I was living in the gallery for the duration of the event – we were separated for five days, no communication. So it really hurt her as well, as I guess the news of it travelled through the line. When she came in she asked for an explanation, and I couldn’t speak, so we both sat with this unexplained trauma silently. It was painful.
    It’s unclear if LaBeouf has reported the assault to authorities.

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    Um, what?
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    So instead of immediately calling the authorities and getting some assistance, he not only continued with his "project", but stayed silent when his gf came to see him? Why on earth did he not call the whole thing off? So many questions.
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    Shut the fuck up, Shia. There is a big difference between being raped and not saying no because it would ruin your little art project. What an asshole.
    When she came in she asked for an explanation, and I couldn’t speak,
    Oh, yes you could. I respect art as much as the next guy, but you would speak.
    so we both sat with this unexplained trauma silently. It was painful..
    yeah, if he were my SO it would have been

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    This is weird...Like someone before me has said, so many questions. Did he just not react and sit/lay there silently being raped because the art project called for him to be unresponsive?
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    I don't believe him.
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    What a strange story. Is he mentally ill?
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    Just trying to work through my thought processes...

    He copied Abramovic.
    He gave explicit permission for anyone to do what they wanted.
    He would allow it all. He would not revoke permission.
    That was his part to play, as per his rules.

    People went in knowing he was copying Abramovic, and what people did to her.
    They had consent to do what they wanted.
    People did various things to him.
    He never revoked permission.
    One woman did things sexually...which, could be mounting him, blowing him...he doesn't say in the interview. Something sexual, smudged lips and super-mussed up hair are the only references.
    She and all the others played their parts.

    The power balance was set by him. But also could be revoked by him. But in the name of "art", he did not do that. Yet, it feels as if he is applying boundaries and outside world definitions to acts that occurred inside a space that explicitly was meant to be free of those, and carried a different set of rules...set by him.

    I don't know. I certainly would never do what this woman did, but is it fair to label this rape? Looking at the parameters he set, and strictly just as this situation's facts...I'm having a hard time making it all gel.

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    I don't know how I feel about this story, but I feel like something's definitely up with him. Whether drugs or mental illness or some sort of experience in his past... he seems self destructive and messed up. I'm kind of wary of criticizing him because every story he puts out there looks a bit off; I'm not convinced he's just an asshole or a hedonistic druggie.

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    I'm not for victim blaming, but I'm not sure there's a victim in this case.

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    He needs to be fitted for a pink wig as soon as possible. So much crazy.

    There's something very creepy and depressing about his antics. I wish he would get some help.
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    I reeeeeally want to know whats wrong with him mentally.
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    I really want to know what's wrong with him too. I just came back from a surprise b day party that my friends and family threw for me at a Japanese restaurant (where they prepare the food in front of you) and they shot Saki into your mouth from a squirt containter. Needless to say, I got home and am drunk, and have nothing to entertain me until I go to sleep. But I will agree that there appears to be something wrong with him, and I hope he gets to the bottom of it. He's really annoying though, so I hope he gets to the bottom of it fast...
    This seems like a lot of effort just to marry one of the Jonas Brothers. - ChemicalHelena

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    Quote Originally Posted by crayzeehappee View Post
    I really want to know what's wrong with him too. I just came back from a surprise b day party that my friends and family threw for me at a Japanese restaurant (where they prepare the food in front of you) and they shot Saki into your mouth from a squirt containter. Needless to say, I got home and am drunk, and have nothing to entertain me until I go to sleep. But I will agree that there appears to be something wrong with him, and I hope he gets to the bottom of it. He's really annoying though, so I hope he gets to the bottom of it fast...
    Quote Originally Posted by Air Quotes View Post
    I reeeeeally want to know whats wrong with him mentally.
    Of course I could/would talk to you more calmly, and sensibly, given that you've talk to me and my plain too morrow- ing go on at his point. Perhaps you could go on to explain that this is nothing more than going on into the going into the............
    This seems like a lot of effort just to marry one of the Jonas Brothers. - ChemicalHelena

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    Quote Originally Posted by crayzeehappee View Post
    Of course I could/would talk to you more calmly, and sensibly, given that you've talk to me and my plain too morrow- ing go on at his point. Perhaps you could go on to explain that this is nothing more than going on into the going into the............
    LOL. Crazee happee drunk indeed.
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