Actor Shia LaBeouf recently crashed a seminar for a MA Fashion Photography class at the London College of Fashion, according to Dazed Digital. Apparently, the actor read a few excerpts of the first chapter of Guy Debord's The Society of Spectacle for 20 minutes via Skype. For those who don't know, Debord's book is about philosophy and Marxist critical theory. It's actually a good read. A read that can be done while sitting at home enjoying the book on your own.
Casey MacKenzie, a student in the class, told Dazed that they "were supposed to be Skyping with Nastja Säde Rönkkö, the Finnish performance artist who's included in the credits for LaBeouf's #IAMSORRY show. (#IAMSORRY is the show where guests are encouraged to do or say anything they want, while LaBeouf sits quietly with a paper bag over his head).
But things didn't pan out that way. LaBeouf appeared on screen at 6:30 L.A. time, MacKenzie assumes, and started reading from Debord's book. "Hi, my name's Shia, I'm going to read something to you," LaBeouf said to the class. After the 20-minute reading he thanked the class for letting him read to them and hung up immediately after.
It's unclear why LaBeouf decided to hop on the Skype call, or why he read Debord's work. Either way, we're not sure what's going on with him. First his "I Am Not Famous Anymore" tweets, then his recent antics in Berlin, and now this? Why can't you just let the students learn about fashunz, Shia?
[via Dazed Digital]