Shia LaBeouf: The Unsettling Childhood That Marked His Destructive Path

An Outlier On The Wrong End Of Cultural Warfare

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At the time of Shia’s childhood, Echo Park was largely dominated by Latino individuals. Shia, as well as a few other outliers, were the only white boys in the neighborhood, and the schools. More often than not, their would be a cultural conflict; Shia experienced bullying on an ongoing basis, always looking over his shoulder, being a target of the bigger community.

Shia was no safer at home than he was on the streets. To start off, Shia grew up dirt poor.