Shia LaBeouf says he has hit a new low.
The actor took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a note apologizing for his arrest on Saturday. The actor was arrested for disorderly conduct, obstruction and public drunkenness in Savannah, Georgia.
Following the video footage from his arrest, LaBeouf can be seen shouting expletives and racist comments at the officers. In the footage, he told a black officer he would be going to hell because of his skin colour.
“You’re going to hell, straight to hell, bro,” LaBeouf said during his arrest. This comment was in addition to other racist comments he spewed.
In his note, the “Transformers” actor apologized for the comments he made during his arrest. He said he is deeply ashamed of his comments and behaviour and said that there is no excuse for what he said and how he acted.
“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,” LaBeouf wrote in his statement. “The severity of my behavior is not lost on me.”
He wrote that this latest incident is a new low for him and he hopes this low is his bottom. “My outright disrespect for authority is problematic to say the least, and completely destructive to say the worst. It is a new low. A low I hope is a bottom,” he said.
LaBeouf asked his fans and followers for forgiveness and said he will be taking steps forward to alter his actions and work on his sobriety. “I have been struggling with addiction publicly for far too long, and I am actively taking steps toward securing my sobriety and hope I can be forgiven for my mistakes,” he wrote.