Shia LaBeouf has issued an apology after a video of him making racist remarks during his arrest in Georgia over the weekend was released on Wednesday.
“I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuses for it,” the actor wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “I don’t know if these statements are too frequent, or not shared often enough, but I am sure my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and I am grateful for their restraint. The severity of by behavior is not lost on me.”
The social-media mea culpa was issued after video of LaBeouf — who was booked for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct in Savannah over the weekend — was released, showing the former “Transformers” star telling a police officer that he was going to hell because he’s black.
“You’re going to hell, straight to hell, bro,” LaBeouf tells the African American officer in the video.
Asked by another officer why LaBeouf thinks his colleague is going to hell, LaBeouf replied, “Because he’s a black man. … That means a whole lot, bro.”
In a largely incoherent rant, LaBeouf went on to complain of “a black man who arrested me for being white,” denying that he’s racist because he was “asking three black people to have a cigarette.”
LaBeouf was arrested and booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct, obstruction and public drunkenness.
This isn’t the first bit of damning footage stemming from LaBeouf’s arrest to be made public. On Tuesday, video from LaBeouf’s arrest emerged, in which the actor called a police officer a “dumb f—” and a “stupid b—.”
LaBeouf continued, “You got a President who don’t give a s— about you, you’re stuck in a police force that don’t give a f— about you and you want to arrest white people who give a f—, who ask for cigarettes?”
“I came up to you trying to be nice, you stupid b—,” LaBeouf added. “I came up to you asking for a cigarette, you dumb f—! Why would I ask for a cigarette if I was racist?”