Divergent Star Arrested for Stupid AF Reason, & it Was All Caught on Camera
Shailene Woodley always stands up for what she believes in, but this time her desire to make the world a better place got her in serious trouble. The 24-year-old actress was peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Sioux County, North Dakota, this morning with hundreds of other people when police arrived and arrested her for criminal trespassing. Oh, and did we mention the entire incident was caught on camera because she was on Facebook Live as it was happening? Yep — that was a thing.
As expected, the Divergent actress was insanely confused when cops with “giant guns and batons and zip ties” showed up, “grabbed [her] by the jacket” and told her she was under arrest.
“I was trespassing like everyone,” Shai said to the police officers who showed up at the scene. “As soon as you guys asked me to leave, I left. She was down there, everybody was down there; I’m being arrested. I was down there with everybody else. I don’t know what’s going on. As soon as they came I left… it’s because I’m well known. It’s because I have 40,000 people watching.”
It was then that an official handcuffed the YA movie star and began leading her away from the camera.
The Morton County Sheriff confirmed the news of Shailene’s arrest to E! News, and also stated that 26 other people were also arrested at the protest.
Shai was not trying to cause a problem, but rather stop a pipeline from being built on sacred land and burial grounds.
Shailene Woodley’s arrest was pretty shocking, but nothing can come close to the confusion we felt when these Disney stars got thrown in jail:
The Queen of Pop has been to jail more than once. Her most notable arrest was in 2007, when the former Mickey Mouse Club star was locked up after being involved in a hit-and-run accident. In addition to hitting a parked car and leaving the scene, Brit was charged with driving without a valid license. Yikes! A year later, the "Pretty Girls" singer was again arrested, this time for a custodial dispute.
Photo: Instagram (@britneyspears)