Shia LaBeouf Rattail: Actor Debuts Braided Rattail Extension, Eyebrow Piercing For New Role?

Shia LaBeouf has a rattail. The actor didn’t just sprout the long piece of hair out of the back of his head, however. According to Mail Online, it’s actually an extension. LaBeouf was spotted in Los Angeles with his girlfriend Mia Goth over the weekend, and aside from their copious amounts of PDA, people just couldn’t stop staring at that strange braid. And that wasn’t all that was “new” in Shia-land. He was also sporting an eyebrow piercing.

Can we just take a moment to be thankful for all the joy Shia LaBeouf has brought to our lives?

— West Lee (@NotthatAdamWest) March 2, 2015

Shia LaBeouf might have a rattail for the sake of a new role. According to Entertainment Tonight, it seems like Shia may have changed his appearance to get into character. There doesn’t seem to be too many other great reasons for sporting a rattail (although it kind of looks good on him, doesn’t it?). However, according to IMDb, LaBeouf isn’t working on anything at the moment… so is this ’80’s throwback a hint that something is in the works? Or is Shia just trying something new?

“Given that he’s pulled out a tooth and cut his own face for a role, an eyebrow piercing and rocking an unfortunate ‘do that should have been left in the ’80s is no doubt a piece of cake for Shia!”

But what do fans have to say about the actor’s new look?

Shia LaBeouf has either had a complete mental break or he’s in the process of making the most realistic anti-meth commercial ever.

— West Lee (@NotthatAdamWest) March 2, 2015

in other news, shia labeouf has a rat tail

— Danielle (@_sweeeetd) March 2, 2015

In January, a rattail-less Shia LaBeouf made headlines for his role in Sia’s Elastic music video. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the 28-year-old actor was seen wrestling with 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler, and that outraged plenty of people. Pedophilia came up quite a bit, and people debated the video on social media for days (which is actually a super long time in the social media world).

Shia pretty much can’t do anything without people having something to say. But, as they always say, there is no such thing as bad publicity.

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