(See below for Update)
Jared Leto recently revealed on a British radio show that a fan once sent him a severed ear. Which he went on to prove by posting the photo on, where else, Instagram. Because apparently, that’s just the kind of loyalty bit parts in Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, and American Psycho inspire.
By the way, Leto got his ass kicked in Fight Club, his arm amputated in Requiem, and brutally murdered in American Psycho. You wonder if his whole career is based on people wanting to kick his ass.
During a March 22 interview with British radio station Xfm, the 41-year-old 30 Seconds to Mars frontman revealed the strangest gift he’s ever received.
“The fans are an incredibly committed and passionate group of people. Going to a show is kind of like visiting Japan — you expect gifts on your arrival,” he said. “You get all kinds of wonderful things. Someone cut their ear off once and sent it to me. That was very strange. A whole ear. The Van Gogh move. The note just said, ‘Are you listening?’ I never knew who it was, who’s missing their ear out there.”
“I poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace!” Leto later shared a picture of the bloody body part on his Instagram account.|USWeekly|
I thought 30 Odd Foot of Grunts frontman Russell Crowe had a similar story about the half-eaten hoagie he had around his neck, but it turned out he was just saving it for later. As for the Leto fan, I guess he wanted to destroy something beautiful.
Pff, you want an ear, dude? I can get you an ear. Believe me. Two phone calls.
UPDATE: Either Jared Leto is lying, or an online make-up supply store is selling a replica of an identical ear on an identical background:
I think I understand what’s going on here…