A liberal celebrity has recently tried made his political antics well-known – but in a place where they will do no good.
The celebrity tried to make a political statement in the form of an “art movement”.
But now, he is in trouble for graffiting anti-Trump slurs in a place where no one cares about his American political motivations.
Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump art movement, “He Will Not Divide Us”, was recently relocated to the U.K. after its unsuccess in the US.
The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool has taken down Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Donald Trump “He Will Not Divide Us” art project just one day after its debut, marking the fourth such shutdown of the actor’s work since January.
In a statement on its Twitter page, FACT said it had removed the installation — which consisted of a flag with the phrase “He Will Not Divide Us” printed on it — from its rooftop due to “dangerous, illegal trespassing.”
The project was originally showcased in Queens, New York, where LaBeouf had two partners assisting him with the show.
The project — which LaBeouf launched with his frequent performance art collaborators Nastja Sade Ronkko and Luke Turner — began at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York, with a webcam pointed toward visitors who were encouraged to stare into it and repeat the titular phrase as many times as they wished. The project was to have remained active for President Trump’s entire first term in office.
The museum shut down the project in February, saying the site had attracted groups of protesters and political violence.
The so-called “peaceful project” created nothing but chaos for those who participated, and drew the attention of many dangerous individuals.
LaBeouf himself claimed that the project was too “powerful” for the US, and relaunched it in the U.K. – despite the fact it was a US political protest piece.
Earlier this month, LaBeouf relaunched the live stream with a simple white flag mounted at an undisclosed location. Using flight patterns and constellations, a group of Internet sleuths found the flag and replaced it with Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” hat.
Following that incident, LaBeouf announced this week that he would move the anti-Trump art project to the UK.
“Events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist,” LaBeouf, Ronkko and Turner wrote in a statement on the FACT website. “We are proud to be continuing the project at FACT, an arts centre at the heart of the community.”
The Foundation at Liverpool was right in quickly shutting down the show, before crazed liberal protestors could do more harm.
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