news.radio – The word “fan” is derived from “fanatical,” and one such obsessed follower of Jared Leto and his band 30 Seconds to Mars recently took their devotion to an extreme and bloody degree. Today (March 25), Leto took to Instagram to post a very disturbing photo of what appears to be a severed human ear he received. The singer is calling it “the van Gogh move,” in honor of the painter Vincent van Gogh, who in 1888 chopped off his own ear during a mental breakdown and later gave it to a prostitute. Leto discussed the incident during an interview with Britain’s XFM radio station: “Someone cut their ear off once and sent it to me, that was very strange. A whole ear,” he explained while discussing his band’s devoted fanbase. “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!” While his comment about making the ear into a necklace sounds like a joke, the photo Leto posted does indeed show it dangling from a blood-soaked string. Just don’t put your entire body in a case and send it to us,” Leto added.
At least get credit. Right? This person mailed Jared Leto his/her bloody ear with the message “Are you listening?” and got nothing in return. Hey, dude, you’re not the joker. You’re just somebody who loves a band WAY too much and is too disconnected to find an actual impactful hobby to house that energy. Might as well have gotten free tickets or backstage passes for your gross deformity. You think this motherfucker actually cares that you sent him your ear? Please. He’s too busy trying to get people to stop calling him “That Guy From That Thing”.
Hey Jared Leto: you’re 41, bro.