Steve-O announced Wednesday that he was headed for a 30 day stint in the slammer following his August arrest for climbing a construction crane 100 feet into the air to protest Sea World. The Jackass star — also known by his real name Stephen Glover — posted a comic to Instagram to break the news, along with a lengthy message explaining that he is #SorryNotSorry for what he’s done.
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I just got sentenced to 30 days in LA County jail, and this is what I have to say about it: "Considering I've become a clean and sober, dog-rescuing vegan, I must say I'm ready to go to jail– not just because it will bring so much attention to the plight of orcas in captivity, but because it's nice to let people know I haven't lost my edge. What can I say, I'm a jackass. My whole crane-climbing, fireworks debacle really turned out to be pretty meaningful in the end, too. I mean, if your goal is to make a statement about captivity, you may as well get yourself locked up! To help give back to the City of Los Angeles, I launched a campaign today to raise money for at-risk, inner city youth, by raffling off chances to win an all-expenses-paid trip to be my red carpet, VIP guest at the taping of my Showtime comedy special next month, which is called "Steve-O: Guilty As Charged". There is a link to a new crazy stunt video I just made to let people enter to win in my bio. Los Angeles, I love you, thank you for everything!" -Steve-O (cartoon by @mikehillier_design)
It really seems that despite his various misconduct over the years as well as battling his own personal demons, Steve-O is a pretty well-intentioned dude actively trying to improve the lives of people and animals. You can view his campaign to help at-risk youth here, and watch the video below.
As he says, he’s “widely known as a guy who abuses his testicles for the amusement of others” and he does not disappoint by repeatedly taking pool balls to the nuts, skateboarding down the stairs, and lighting himself on fire.
It’s kind of amazing that the guy’s heart is still beating after all that, and even more amazing to discover that it’s a bigger heart than we’d ever realized.