Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and Luke Turner have outed the neo-Nazis who "stole and defaced" their HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US artwork. In a statement to Complex Monday, the trio—collectively known as LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner—identified Joseph Hutchins and Maigann Hutchins of Kingston, Tennessee as those responsible for stealing the artwork and emblazoning it with anti-Semitic material in March of this year.
"Disturbingly, the authorities in Tennessee have so far failed to show the will to bring the perpetrators of this hate crime to justice, despite boasts online about their actions, their anti-Semitic motivation, and the fact that they lied to police," LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner said. "At this stage, we feel morally compelled to name them, as the circumstances mean this is a matter of wider public safety."
Joseph, the trio said, is a supporter of the Traditionalist Worker Party with a history of previous arrests related to domestic assault, theft, and more. The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated the Traditionalist Worker Party, established in 2015, as a hate group. The group organized a preposterous White Lives Matter rally in Shelbyville, Tennessee back in October.
Turner also uploaded an hour-long interview with Maigann—a nurse—in which she expresses pro-Hitler views and discusses lying to the authorities. "[Maigann] is particularly active online, using the handles @ShariaLawlz and Lady M to spread her extreme racist and anti-Semitic beliefs," the trio said in their statement Monday.
HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US, a durational project, launched Jan. 20 and originally consisted of a livestreaming camera outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York. The museum abandoned the project less than a month later, at which point LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner moved the experience multiple times before relaunching from le lieu unique in Nantes, France, where the flag is currently standing tall.
In short, fuck Nazis.