Life (or in the reI didn't know we cared about Jared Leto anymore. He may have stolen our hearts in My So-Calledruns, because, don't hate me, I was too young to watch it when it was on TV) but since about 2006 he has been pretty AWOL, despite an attempt to become a singer (who hasn't?)
Well, one fan still has a major crush on him, and decided that Van Gogh had the ultimate guide for getting your crush's attention and sent Jared Leto his/her ear. That's right, folks, A BLOODY EAR!
Jared Leto recounted this fond memory at a recent interview with British radio station Xfm and was totally nonchalant about the whole incident. He described the present to Xfm's shocked host:
Very punny, you crazed fan. But since you only have one ear now, YOU probably aren't listening (although I opted out of high school Anatomy, so that might not be accurate.) Leto later instagrammed the proof of the bloody ear which you can see here-- but not for the faint of heart.
The thing that makes me most concerned about this incident is not this crazy fan who is now walking around with one ear and a bloody stump, pleased that his/her present got the proper attention it deserved, but what this could mean for the fan world. When Van Gogh did it, we could chalk it up to crazy things people did in the past like wear corsets and join the KKK but if this is being carried over to the 21st century, then we are in trouble. I fear that all those beliebers and One Directioners will take note and start cutting off their ears in an ear-cutting frenzy.
Now I have gotten way too ahead of myself, but this cannot be good news. Hopefully this is just a prank Jared Leto is pulling so we start talking about him rather than foreshadowing of an ear-cutting mania.
Do you think this is a real ear or Jared Leto's prank?