We’re glad to see that Shia LeBeouf has finally apologized for telling a police officer that he would go to hell because of the color of his skin.
The Transformers actor was arrested early on Saturday morning for being drunk and disorderly in public – including using foul language in front of children.
But it’s when he verbally assaulted the two arresting police officers – one of whom was black – that caused the biggest offense.
The whole thing was captured on video, and the actor can be heard accusing a black police officer of arresting him for “being white”, before telling him: “you’re going to hell, straight to hell, bro.”
Since being released, the actor has had time to reflect on the situation and has issued a public apology on Twitter for his actions.
He blames his addiction for his poor behavior and adds that he will take better steps to ensure he maintains his sobriety in the future.
“I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuse for it,” he began.
“I don’t know if these statements are too frequent, or not shared often enough. But I am certain that my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and I am grateful for their restraint. The severity of my behavior is not lost on me.
“My outright disrespect for authority is problematic, to say the least, and completely destructive to say the worst.
“I have been struggling with addiction publicly for too long, and I am actively taking steps toward securing my sobriety and hope I can be forgiven for my mistakes.”
We hope that this will never happen again.