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Celebrities have a really tough go of it. At least, that’s what Shia LaBeouf would have us believe.
Shia, who famously tweeted that he was retiring from public life last year, recently explained to Variety magazine why he had turned away from acting and stardom, and towards performance art.
“The craft of acting for film is terribly exclusive and comes with the baggage of celebrity, which robs you of your individuality and separates you,” the 28 year old said.
Performance work is more inclusive and allows him to be an individual, said Shia, going on to elaborate on his distaste for celebrity.
“The requirements to being a star/celebrity are namely, you must become an enslaved body.
“Just flesh—a commodity, and renounce all autonomous qualities in order to identify with the general law of obedience to the course of things.”
Yep. It must really suck to have all that money and all those adoring fans.
But it seems some celebrities actually like being celebrities, if this heavily sarcastic tweet from Parks and Recreation star Rob Lowe is anything to go by. Go figure.
He’s right. It’s SO hard being famous. So very, very, VERY HARD. Goodbye everyone, I retire as well. https://t.co/uPvk9PWSQG
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) April 17, 2015