So-called actor Shia LaBeouf is fleeing (with his controversial anti-Trump art exhibit) to Liverpool – in the north of England – claiming America isn’t “safe enough” for his work.
As PageSix reports, the “He Will Not Divide Us” webcam exhibit has been adopted by the Liverpool-based Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, the group said Tuesday.
“Events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist,” LaBeouf and the other artists wrote in a statement.
As a reminder, the project encourages people to say “He will not divide us!” into a wall-mounted camera that is livestreaming 24/7.
It was launched in Queens on Inauguration Day, and was supposed to run for the duration of Trump’s presidency. But the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria shut down the installation on Feb. 10, saying it became a “flashpoint of violence.”
So LaBeouf moved it to Albuquerque, where it was yanked a few days later because of vandalism and gunfire.
Ironically, it appears “He” did divide “us” by The Atlantic Ocean… we wonder how long before scousers decide LaBeouf’s divisive “art” is not wanted there either.