Take a Look at Shia LaBeouf's New Creeper Tattoo
Good lord. I thought when Shia LaBeouf ate a damn steak with his bare hands he had reached the peak of personal sleaze. But then photos emerged last week of the fit god himself lifting up a freakin' Richard Petty T-shirt to reveal his newly-inked abs.
What Tupac did with "Thug Life," Labeouf has done with the word "Creeper." Honestly, it's the ballsiest, sleaziest thing the man has ever done. Is it real? No idea. Is it for a role? Couldn't care less. The fact that he walked outside and flashed it for the paparazzi is just brazen enough to get me excited.
It's not just the ink that caught my eye, though. This shot of Shia is just more evidence that he's a damn legend in the world of not only casual dress, but wearing jeans that hug your business like it's nobody else's. Yeah, now trending in the pants world are the wider legged options. But LaBeouf has yet to abandon the skinny and slim offerings, and I wouldn't either if I looked this good in them.
And the shirt? It's both fitted and fitting. Upon the shirt sits "The King," Richard Petty. So what we have here is one king flexing another. Not to mention, wearing NASCAR merch has to be the grimiest, coolest thing I never saw coming from our guy.
Typically, when we spot Shia in the wild, it's anything but typical. But this is a rare outing where we're blessed to witness our dear lord in something any one of us can pull off—an all-white Nike Cortez sneaker. You may think of it as the shoe Forrest Gump ran in, but I think of it as the sneaker Kendrick Lamar made even cooler.
The tattoo, I do not know to be real or fake. I'm sure we'll find out sooner or later. What I do know to be very true though, is that last Sunday was Easter, a day to celebrate the 700 millionth anniversary of Jesus's most iconic magic trick. I may not eat the cracker or sip the wine, but I'll be damned if I don't get down on my knees and thank the sleazelords of yesteryear for blessing us with Shia LaBeouf.
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