Shia LaBeouf skipped the red carpet entirely at the BAFTAs. It’d be easy to rip his balls off for it like he’s Gwyneth Paltrow or Katie Holmes - all of a sudden too good for press at an awards show.

But I find it harder to hate on Shia than his other douchey peers. When Shia says he’s not an attention whore, I kinda believe him. When he fronts like he hates having the paps around taking his picture, I mostly buy it.

Shia LaBeouf is still a f-cked up child star but at the same time he’s not Lindsay Lohan.

So as naïve as this might sound, I’m down with the explanation that Shia returned to the BAFTAs because he was the recipient last year of the Rising Star Award and he wanted to pay it forward to this year’s winner Noel Clarke. That’s all.

You are free to call me a dumbass for this assessment. I won’t disagree with you.

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