Shia LaBeouf ‘Slaps Student in the Face’ During Art Project – Report
Shia LaBeouf allegedly slapped a student in the face during his live art exhibit inside an elevator at a university in England.
The Transformers star had been in the lift in Oxford, alongside his collaborators, Nastja Sade Ronkko and Luke Turner, since 9 a.m. on Friday, with the art project, entitled #ELEVATE, due to end at 9am on Saturday.
Thousands of fans and students had queued for hours to meet the Hollywood star, with one cheeky student wanting something a little extra from LaBeouf when he asked the actor to hit him.
Video footage of the incident, which was streamed live on YouTube, showed an Oxford University student, who had queued for seven hours to meet him, telling the actor, “I’m a performance artist. Can you help me with completion of my next piece by punching me in the face?”
Looking shocked, LaBeouf replied, “Oh man, you want me to punch you in the face? I don’t want to punch you very hard!” The student can be then be seen goading the actor into hitting him, telling him, “Don’t be a pussy.”
“I don’t like doing it though…. I just met you,” LaBeouf says, before eventually giving him an audible slap. The occupants of the lift can be heard laughing, but the hit itself was not seen as the elevator doors were closed.
The student was clearly happy with his interaction with the actor, however, as he was seen smiling leaving the elevator shortly after being slapped.
A representative for LaBeouf has not yet commented on the report.