Ever since he got called out for plagiarism, Shia LaBeouf has fallen further and further into a bizarre kind of celebrity, masking his bullshit and obnoxious antics under the transparent guise of “performance art.” Well, he’s still around, and he’s still doing obnoxious things. For example: Last week, as Consequence Of Sound reports, he was kicked out of a Warpaint concert in Austin for being too obnoxious.
Several concertgoers have detailed his assholery on Reddit. “At the beginning of the last song (pre-encore), he began to shove his way to the front and was involved in an altercation with other patrons of the venue, as it was already full where he was shoving himself into,” one user writes. “Guys were shoving him around as he was fighting back.” Another provides a first-hand account of the altercation:
He kept pushing the envelope with his harassment towards girls. It started with him staring one down while walking into her, and when her friend shoved him and yelled ‘get the fuck off of her!’. He kept magnetizing to the front, and somewhere in the mix he was pushing his leg in between my friend Livi’s. She shoved him down, and that’s when I tried to push him out of the crowd. Then someone stopped me because it was Shia. So he got up, I confirmed it. So I calmed down and smiled. But he started up the act again with another girl. He was circling her and aggressively saying stuff like how he was going to hurt her into her ears. Acting like he owned her. Doing the cunnilingus gesture inches from her face.
Warpaint eventually stopped the show and addressed the incident (without mentioning LaBeouf by name) as security escorted him out. The actor, who happened to be in town for a screening of his new movie, was personally invited to the show by the band.
@thecampaignbook wanna come to our show tonight at Emo's tonight?
— Warpaint (@_Warpaint) November 17, 2016