On the day of President Trump’s inauguration, two poorly understood forces of the Internet collided in a sort of bizarre death lock — a struggle that has manifested in the real world as Nazi-costumed dances in New York, a meticulously planned theft in rural Tennessee and last month, a raid on a British rooftop.
These forces are called 4chan and Shia LaBeouf.
Bret Easton Ellis wrote an interesting piece 6 years ago that mainly focused on Charlie Sheen’s pre HIV admission melt down. It is an entrainment piece about the entertainment world.
What is interesting is how the article is at once prescient and dated. We have gone from edgy meaning tweets and saying something saucy to legacy media outlets, to global IRL trolling wars with actors who worked with Oliver Stone and Steven Spielberg.