Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, you name it; it seems you cannot go anywhere on the internet without hearing the reference of “Actual Cannibal Shia Labeouf” from some corner of the globe.
However, the reference has nothing to do with a new film role Shia’s booked for the upcoming year. It also has nothing to do with Shia’s personal dietary habits. Where the reference comes from actually
is from the delightfully twisted and hysterical new song written by songwriter Rob Cantor, entitled “Actual Cannibal Shia Labeouf”.
Originally posted on SoundCloud, Cantor’s little diddy tells the story of the listener getting lost in the woods, where they are attacked by actual cannibal Shia Labeouf. The listener then engages in a series of dramatic steps in an attempt to escape the woods safely. The song is absolutely hysterical, with just a touch of an absolutely frightening quality to really make the listener respond to the song, positively or negatively.
And trust me, there is no in between with this song.
The song has taken off with tremendous speed. Fans everywhere are posting pictures to go along with the song, as well as videos of reactions, dramatic readings, even getting celebrities like Josh Groban to promote the song on Twitter.
Here’s one of the fan made videos made by a tumblr user:
Shia Labeouf has responded to the song with the utmost confusion, taking to Twitter as well to inquire why everyone thinks he’s a cannibal.
The song is available for purchase here and you all can follow Rob on twitter @Robcantor!