One of the most bizarre celebrity reactions to President Donald Trump winning the election was actor Shia LaBeouf’s “He Will Not Divide Us” public art project at the Museum of Moving Images.
The project consisted of a live webcam positioned outside the museum in New York City, which LaBeouf launched on Inauguration Day to protest Trump’s presidency.
The idea was to have a place where those opposed to Trump’s presidency could show up and express their views.
The “Transformers” franchise actor provided a link to the webcam where viewers could watch him and others chant such phrases like, “He will not divide us,” 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
LaBeouf wanted the exhibit to last throughout Trump’s presidency, but apparently, the museum officials had other plans. The Associated Press reported that the museum shut the project down, claiming it had become a “flashpoint for violence and was disrupted from its original intent.”
What happened? Just a few days after the webcam was announced, Trump supporters showed up to express their right to free speech. That’s when it got ugly because some liberals don’t tolerate opposing views very well.
LaBeouf, who has a history of legal problems, appeared in front of the camera several times in January and often clashed with Trump supporters. He was reportedly arrested in January after an alleged physical altercation with one Trump backer.
A 21-year-old man was also arrested last week on assault charges after someone at the exhibit said the man threw eggs on him and ran away.
Things got so bad around the camera that police officers were assigned to the location around the clock to help keep the peace.
And liberals accuse conservatives of being violent and hateful.
The project was a bad idea from the start, and LaBeouf should try to find more constructive things to do with his time.
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