Jewish Journal

LaBeouf gets own religion

by Adam Wills

August 4, 2009 | 7:50 pm

image by lisatimmons.com

“Transformers” star Shia LaBeuof is now the focal point of a new religion—Shiantology.

For those sick of the Jedi Church—with its invisible “force”—Shiantology offers worshippers something a little more tangible: the actor who shared screen time with Han Solo himself. 

Started in February 2009, the site has gained a huge following on Twitter (over 16,000 followers), according to Celebuzz.

The amusing Web site, Shiantology.com, features daily walking posts of the 23-year-old actor, tons of videos, as well as absolutely hysterical Photoshopped images of Shia in various religious settings.

We caught up with the founders of the site, Jen LaBeouf and Betsy LaBeouf, in an exclusive interview, and let’s just say we may need to convert ourselves.

“We were enjoying one of Shia’s favorite beverages, Arizona Iced Tea, and talking about our favorite actor when the name hit us. It all went downhill from there,” the girls reveal.

“One of the goals of the religion is also to make LaBeouf the most common last name, hence we require all followers to change their name to ‘First name + LaBeouf.’”

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