Shia LaBeouf is Embarrassed

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Shia LaBeouf says he is “embarrassed” by a video that surfaced online yesterday which showed the visibly drunk actor in a slapping contest where he calls an unidentified male a “faggot.” E! Online says:

The videotape that is currently being circulated is several years old and captures Shia playing a game among friends in which he uses a derogatory word toward a friend,” LaBeouf’s rep tells me exclusively. “He regrets having used the word in any capacity and is very embarrassed that this footage is being seen by anyone.”

I have no idea why Shia LaBeouf is apologizing for begging another dude to slap him and calling him a “faggot.” In my experience, I’ve learned that’s a solid ice breaker in awkward social situations.