Shia LaBeouf is proving how he earned the nickname Shia LaDouche.
It was revealed on Wednesday that the “Transformers” star has bowed out of the Broadway production of “Orphans” a month before the show was scheduled to open. The Wrap reported that the actor dropped out due to “creative differences.” Other sources alleged that he chose to leave following a dispute with co-star Alec Baldwin.
In a puzzling move, LaBeouf tweeted an apology he sent to the “30 Rock” star following his departure.
Here’s what it said:
My dad was a drug dealer. He was a sh-t human. But he was a man. He taught me how to be a man. What I know of men, Alec is-
A man is good at his job. Not his work, not his avocation, not his hobby. Not his career. His job.
A man can look you up and down and figure some things out. Before you say a word, he makes you. From your suitcase, from your watch, from your posture. A man infers.
A man owns up. That’s why Mark McGwire is not a man. A man grasps his mistakes. He lays claim to who he is, and what he was, whether he likes them or not.
Some mistakes, though, he lets pass if no one notices. Like dropping the steak in the dirt.
He does not rely on rationalizations or explanations. He doesn’t winnow, winnow, winnow until truths can be humbly categorized, or intellectualized, until behavior can be written off with an explanation.
A man knows his tools and how to use them – just the ones he needs. Knows which saw is for what, how to find the stud.
A man does not know everything. He doesn’t try. He likes what other men know.
A man can tell you he was wrong. That he did wrong. That he planned to.
He can tell you when he is lost. He can apologize, even if sometimes it’s just to put an end to the bickering.
Alec, I’m sorry for my part of a dis-agreeable situation. – Shia.
Funnily enough, Jezebel and other blogs have cleverly pointed out that the e-mail was ripped straight from a Esquire magazine story published in 2009 called “What Is a Man?” (Note: The bolded portion is what Shia literally copy/pasted from the Esquire story)
Not cool, Shia. Not cool.
According to the New York Times, Ben Foster is set to replace the actor in the forthcoming “Orphans.” So what does LaBouf think of his replacement?
BEN FOSTER IS A BEAST. HE WILL KILL IT.
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 21, 2013