UPDATE: A “Shank” stabbed Zac Efron’s body guard and Zac “saved him” by using the previously stated bottle he threw out the window to swing in his defense.
So yeah, according to TMZ again…and like I said before, they ARE credible in Hollywood because since everyone is pretty much terrified of them making up blasphemous rumors, their publicists give them more accurate statements instead. I know. I’m a publicist.
Anyway, not that anyone really cares, more so because it’s amusing, now Zac Efron’s body guard is claiming that he got out of the car for some reason and got attacked by a homeless person with a “spear” and got stabbed several times, so Zac came to the rescue with a vodka bottle and swung it at the homeless guy to scare him off and saved body guard’s life.
So pretty much all my brain is registering is that:
Zac Efron is hot
Zac Efron was in a sketchy neighborhood
Vodka was involved
by Alyssa Ramos
For those of you who don’t know what Skid Row is…it’s the notorious street in Downtown LA that is lined with tents, trash, and all of the homeless people who were forced out of shelters and missions a few years ago and round up into one area. I’ve been there a few times to hand out food to the homeless, and it’s not only the saddest, most heart wrenching thing you’ll ever see, but unfortunately, one of the scariest.
A lot of homeless people have mental disabilities and many are on drugs, making it obviously not a safe area to go to, especially at night, which makes me wonder…what was Zac Efron doing down there?
According to reports by TMZ (and yes that’s a worthy news source for this type of thing) he supposedly ran out of gas (how does Zac Efron run out of gas?!) then threw a bottle out of his window, which a few homeless people took as a threat. I don’t know why he’d get out of his car at night…on Skid row…with a recently broken jaw…but he did, and he got punched in the face.
I wouldn’t speculate that he was down there buying drugs, I’ve been to his parties, he only likes molly and weed, and he can get that with a snap of his pretty little fingers in Hollywood, so unless he was buying crack rocks, which I highly doubt, I have no idea what he was doing there.
While I also hope his very pretty little face comes out unscathed, I also hope that this altercation might help shine some attention on the detrimental state of Skid Row. While the overall solution would be to get them into a center that can help clean them up, assist them with job placement, and affordable housing like the PATH Center, right now the most we can do is at least feed them and raise awareness.
If you’re in the LA area and would like to participate in our monthly homeless outreach event on Skid Row, please contact Hashtag Lunchbag…just don’t start any fights please.
Alyssa is a self-made, full time travel blogger who loves adventure and typically travels the world solo. She's been to 53 countries and 6 continents so far, and believes she has mastered the art of chasing waterfalls, traveling solo, wine drinking, and making budget-traveling look good. Curious to know how she started this career? Check out the About section above!