In the past few months, Shia LaBeouf has made strange public appearances, acted “erratically” and even got himself arrested for “criminal trespass, harassment and disorderly conduct”. Is Shia’s “meltdown” yet another case of a celebrity MK breakdown?
On June 26, Shia LaBeouf was arrested after being kicked out of a Broadway musical. He was reportedly so disruptive that he was hauled out of the theater and taken to jail. Witnesses stated that he was smoking inside the theater, slapping random strangers on the rear end, and spitting at the police officers, which caused him to be placed in a face mask. Hours before, Shia was spotted yelling at a homeless man, claiming he stole his hat. Onlookers stated that Shia “did not make sense” and “seemed out of it” – an expression that can describe someone who has dissociated.
While we all have our bad days, Shia has been making the news for all kinds of strange reasons in the past few months and years – including being arrested for refusing to leave a drug store and headbutting a man in a bar in London.
In February, Shia appeared at the Berlinale International Film Festival with a bag over his said saying “I am not famous anymore”.
Was the “paper bag” incident actually a sick way for his handlers to humiliate him, perhaps to show that his career is purposely being destroyed? The bag incident occurred immediately after he stormed out of a news conference for the movie, where he answered one question with a quote from French soccer player Eric Cantona: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much.”
Is Shia LaBeouf’s pattern of strange and humiliating incidents an MK “meltdown”, similar to what happened to Britney Spears and Amanda Bynes? Like other celebrities in the MK system, programming breakdowns often appear around the age of 30.
Just as other celebrities involved in the MK system have, Shia has participated in works that are all about Monarch Programming.
Playing the Role of a MK Slave
In my 2012 article on Fjögur Píanó, I explained how the viral video symbolically depicted Shia Labeouf as a MK slave. Considering the events of the past months, it relevant to review the video.
Shia then completely loses grasp of reality and is taken for a “fake ride” in an imaginary car by handlers. Is this what is happening to him in real life?
Is Shia’s “meltdown” a result of actual MK programming? Is he purposely being placed in awful situations to hurt his career by industry handlers? His situation is strikingly similar to other stars who, after years of success, spiral into a self-destructive pattern. Like Britney Spears and others, Shia was a child star raised in the Disney system. While it is easy to put all of the blame of “drugs and alcohol”, there is something more at play here. Drugs and alcohol are usually symptoms of a deeper problem.
Here’s what a younger, more clear-minded Shia LaBeouf had to say in 2008, five years before Edward Snowden said a single word. Is this why he is “not famous anymore”?