Some controversy erupted on Twitter during this year’s Academy Awards, and it came from an unlikely source. Shia LaBeouf attended the Oscars with Zack Gottsagen, an actor who has Down syndrome. LaBeouf and Gottsagen starred together in The Peanut Butter Falcon, a film about the unlikely bond between a man with Down syndrome and a criminal on the run. The two actors presented an award at the ceremony.

However, some people were not happy with how the 33-year-old LaBeouf acted towards Gottsagen, while many jumped to the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull actor’s defense. LaBeouf appeared to laugh at Gottsagen while he struggled to read the winner of the award. Some on Twitter were quick to condemn LaBeouf for his behavior

Another Twitter user wrote, in a now deleted tweet, that, “shia LeBoeuf [sic] literally laughed at kid with special needs.. wtf,” However, there were many Tweets which defended LaBeouf and clarified misunderstandings that some seemed to have.

Despite attending and presenting at the ceremony, LaBeouf and Gottsagen were not nominated for any Oscars.

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