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Shia Raises Rainbow Flag of Surrender

6/11/2008 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Shia LeBeoufShia LeBeouf has removed his foot from his mouth long enough to say he's "embarrassed" for using a homophobic slur. Paging Isaiah Washington!

The 22-year-old spoke out about the YouTube video featuring him begging to get slapped -- but not before he calls his friend a "faggot."

His rep says the video is old, adding that Shia "is very embarrassed that this footage is being seen by anyone." He should be.

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Jen    

I don't think he should have to aplogize at all. But I do understand that he wants people to know that it was an old video and he is embarassed by it. Man, if some of the sh*t I've done was seen by people, I'd be embarassed too. I think people have this misconception that he was this goody goody Disney kid that grew up in a suberb type middle class home. He grew up in Echo Park with a father who was an addict. He's not and never will be some "rich kid acting out".

2264 days ago
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TEXANS FOR SANE TEXANS    

What the hell is it with you guys and Shia your blowing this way out of porportion

2264 days ago
18.

Juke    

The leftist media are the new McCarthyites!!!

2264 days ago
19.

Well    

TMZ, you people are such hypocrites. You have no problem with slurs against women but god forbid anyone say anything that can be misconstrued as being anti-gay!

Desiree: Why are arguing with TMZ? According to your theory you should be in agreement with everything TMZ is saying seeing as you don't have any balls (at least I hope you don't...not that I have anything against shemales of course).

The lesson here... nobody has any awareness of what they are saying anymore. So don't nitpick or offer opinions if you aren't able to monitor the content of your own thoughtless commentary.

And to all those who think people are too PC these days, you don't have a clue what you're talking about. People were rabid haters back in the day but at least they made some effort to keep their stupidity to themselves.

2264 days ago
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Scraps    

Wow... for a country full of people that are supposed to have freedom of speech, you sure are a bunch of crybabies. Who cares what he said? Get over it.

2263 days ago
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