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Shia LaBeouf has apologized and feels embarrassed for using the word “faggot” in an old tape of him and a friend slapping each other. What was meant to be video to remember a night of erotic sadomasochism turned into something else completely as Shia was derided for using the anti-gay slur.

“The videotape that is currently being circulated is several years old and captures Shia playing a game among friends in which he uses a derogatory word toward a friend,” LaBeouf’s rep tells me exclusively. “He regrets having used the word in any capacity and is very embarrassed that this footage is being seen by anyone.”

I’m pretty sure every kid in this country has called their friend a faggot at one point in their lives. I blame their parents and the fact that their friend so totally is.