Jared Leto has been on the Hollywood scene for nearly two decades and between his acting career and his music career he gets a lot of fan mail. When you think of fan mail, you’re probably thinking about nice letters from fans with hearts and smiley faces and things like that, and Jared surely gets his fair share of those. However, one fan took things a bit further and went all Vincent Van Gogh!
“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,” the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman revealed in a new interview with a British radio station. “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.”
So, what’s a guy to do? “I poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace!” Then, he posted a photo of his new accessory on his Instagram account for the world to see. “Are you listening?” he wrote in the caption. (Feel free to click on the link and check out the pic, but please note it is very graphic.)
Needless to say, fans were a bit taken aback by the photo and left comments such as “disgusting” and “the thought of that is beyond bizarre.”
Despite his seemingly warm welcome to the fan’s ear, Jared advises fans to take a different route in the future. “Don’t put your entire body in a case and send it to us,” he says.
I realize the top Jared Leto/Vincent Van Gogh mash up isn’t ideal because it wasn’t Jared himself who cut off his ear, but with these two photos how could I resist?!?
Jared Leto Photo: WENN.com