Shia LaBeouf has learned twice now that anything to do with Trump has the potential to be a recipe for a mess. Shortly after Trump was sworn in, Shia and his art pals set up an anti-Trump live camera installation in Queens, NY, called HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US. A week after it opened, Shia was arrested after allegedly getting into a fight with a Nazi. A few weeks later, HWNDU was shut down, and a week after that it re-opened at the El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Now the New Mexico leg of HWNDU has been temporarily shut down. And this time it’s because Shia is scared for the safety of HWNDU participants, but in a more abstract sense. Shia announced on Twitter early this morning that the camera has been turned off due to gunshots in the area.
We have taken the stream down after shots were reported in the area. The safety of everybody participating in our project is paramount.
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 23, 2017
Police tell TMZ that the shots were fired around 2:51 this morning just one block away from the current location of HWNDU. No one was at the camera at the time of the shooting. No word on who is responsible for the gun shots, but my guess is local hooligans Jesse Pinkman, Skinny Pete, and Badger.
It isn’t known when or if the HWNDU camera will get turned on, or if it will move locations again. At this point, the only place free of drama right now might be one of those new Thomas Kinkade-looking planets. Shia should look into that.