“Fuck you. This is fucking bullshit. Do you know my life? Do you know who the fuck I am? Do you know who I am?”
—Former “Transformers” actor (and Indiana Jones son) Shia LaBoeof, as he was arrested and dragged out of the Broadway musical “Cabaret” during a performance where he had been smoking a joint in his seat and periodically yelling at the actors.
Shia obviously has former child actor emotional problems and I sincerelywish him the best, but if there is anything an individual of any note, connections or accomplishment can utter that has signature significance—to anybody, from a librarian to a police officer, “do you know who I am?” and all variations thereof is it.
Yes, Shia, we know who you are. You’re an asshole. Next question?
11 thoughts on “Unethical Quote of the Week: Actor Shia LaBeouf”
Just another pampered A-lister who thinks that his fame and fortune gives him the right to act like an idiot whenever and wherever he wants. A little stint chopping weeds on the roadsides in a chain gang might do him a world of good.
Somebody needs to beat him senseless.
And pretty much anybody could. He’s a wimpy little dork. And the answer to his question is “I don’t CARE who you are.”
Of course, the reason people do this is because too often police DO care who they are arresting, and apply double standards. Pop Quiz: Which rationalization is at play here?
The rationalization here is #11, The King’s Pass. Also, as a 40-year law enforcement officer I can tell you that a “don’t you know who I am” is more likely to get the subject a ticket than a warning from the cops I know.
A few cops I know would give him a whack or three with a nightstick through a phone book to prevent bruising.
When I first saw the story, I heard that he had been giving people “DiNozzo’s”, that is, a slap in the back of the head. Had he done that to me he would have been given a “knuckle sandwich”.
Go for it, Dragon!
Rationalization at play.
The Kings Pass?
I even searched your blog for “rationalizations” and was still unable to think hard enough to answer the quiz question.
Every time this kid is in trouble I think of how sad it is.
He has a lot of talent but is going to miss out on it all by being a little jackass.
“The King’s Pass” is an acceptable answer, but I was looking for one of the newer entries, #39,The Pioneer’s Lament, or “Why should I be the first?”
The argument from a celebrity who believes that because other celebrities are frequently given King’s Passes, he should as well and it’s unfair if he is not, is channeling #39.