Shia LaBeouf Name Translation “Shit The Beef”

Talk about a TMI Moment. Transformers 2 star Shia LaBeouf is giving fans a visual they could do without as he offers a translation for his unusual name.

“In French, LaBeouf means ‘beef,’ but mine is spelled wrong,” Shia explains in the new issue of Parade.

“It should be ‘LaBoeuf.’ My grandmother was a beatnik lesbian in the ’50s, who hated her family and decided to change the spelling, and it’s been that way ever since. So you go to France and people are like, ‘LaBeouf? You have an illiterate last name.'”

He adds, “By the way, Shia is a bad four-letter word in French. So the literal translation of my name is ‘S*** the Beef.’ Kind of rock-starry isn’t it?”

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