Jared Leto loves his fans…but his fans may love him a little…too much!
Leto has always prided himself on pushing boundaries and engaging in strange acts of fashion, music and art…but during a March 22 interview with British radio station Xfm, the 41-year-old 30 Seconds to Mars frontman revealed that his fans are perhaps STRANGER than he!
Says Leto (via Us):
“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.”
The “Kings and Queens” singer then added, “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. “Are you listening?” he wrote in the caption.
Yeah, nice work upping the weirdness ante, Leto. This Instagram action made a lot of followers pretty (and understandably) uncomfortable.
“The tale of the ear is actually true? Lordy,” one Instagram user wrote. “The thought of that is beyond bizarre.” Another user was more succinct with her reply: “Disgusting.”
Maybe fans should stick to offer more traditional presents in the future? Just a thought.