Academy Award-winning actor and Thirty Seconds To Mars Jared Leto has managed to find himself at — yet another — center of controversy over sexual misconduct after a series of allegations against him surfaced in the public eye. The “House of Gucci” and “Suicide Squad” cast member, known for his method acting and penchant for quirks that tend to piss off his colleagues, became the center of a divisive debate online after landing a part in the sequel. to action film Tron back in January.
Today, we’re going to look at the long and widening trajectory of the scandal Leto, 51, has been involved in.
There’s no doubt how talented Leto is, but the series of scandal after scandal since the 2000s has managed to cloud his prestige and popularity, especially at a time when awareness about mental health, the #MeToo movement, and how other popular movie stars — like the Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey — and singers like R. Kelly have been shamed and even punished for sexual misconduct.
Before we continue, fair warning, the remainder of this post contains references to sexual harassment, and readers may find some aspects of what we would describe as disturbing.
What Is Jared Leto Doing Now? Controversy Explained
Hollywood A-lister Jared Leto—who recently appeared at the Met Gala wearing a cat costume—always seems to be at the center of controversy. While he’s not making huge profits on Margot Robbie with her method acting on the set of several DC movies, he’s shown as someone who can’t seem to control his advances on underage girls.
On top of that, his attitude about how he likes to surround himself with young girls comes through when you learn that he’s been on an island retreat with Thirty Seconds to Mars fans in a cult-like environment that is fertile ground for such offense.
Back in January, Leto was cast in the sequel to the Disney action film “Tron 3”, which generated widespread criticism online. Still, it wasn’t the first time I decided to put Leto in a film because he was already working on Morbius. Despite this, the actor was frequently pointed out by his co-stars for his quirks on set regarding his method acting techniques, ranging from exposing himself to others, leaving objects of frankly sexual nature around for others to find, and mocking people’s reactions. people around him. he.
While no lawsuits have been filed against Leto yet, the actor has continued his adventures with his Thirty Seconds To Mars troupe and continues to deliver shock value, despite several people in the entertainment world pointing out his guilt.
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Back in May 2018, Dylan Sprouse took Leto out on Twitter
It is not the first time the Golden Globe award winner has been kicked out for his misconduct. It’s fair to remember how actor Dylan Sprouse took it out on Twitter in May 2018, asking about his success rate sending inappropriate DMs to women aged 18-25. A tweet that gained traction after Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn replied, asking whether Leto made inappropriate remarks to women under 18.
yo @JaredLeto Now that you slide into the DMs of every 18-25 female model, what do you think your success rate is?
— Dylan Sprouse (@dylansprouse) May 16, 2018
Dating since 2005, when a popular New York daily published an article about Leto exposing the actor’s penchant for young underage women describing how he aggressively recruited young models to accompany him in a hotel. Then, there are the girls’ Tumblr posts claiming that Requiem for a Dream cast members had sex with them when they were underage, and while some of these accusations are unfounded, they describe how Leto forced himself on them, coerced them and carried them out. things that women find inappropriate.
The actor never responded to the accusations and doubled down when he billed groups on his island retreat in the Mediterranean for thousands of dollars.
At a time when the attitudes of the rich and famous have always been under public scrutiny, it makes you wonder why Jared Leto continues to rub elbows with A-listers, appear at the Met Gala, and play a part in Disney films when other Academy Award winners like Kevin Spacey fell from grace after they were kicked out for their behavior.
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