30 Seconds to Mars singer, Jared Leto, got a little more than he bargained for in his fan mail. When opening a package, he found a note saying “Are you listening” attached to a severed human ear. The singer felt he needed to share his gift with the world and uploaded a photo to instigram suggesting he would wear it as jewelry, reported US Weekly.
“I poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace,” he jokingly told the British radio station Xfm. “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.”
Many were disturbed by the extreme fan and some by Leto’s desire to show it off, but it’s not the first time celebrities received unusual gifts. Hollywire tells how Ke$ha received nearly 1,000 teeth in the mail when she asked fans to donate them for a t-shirt, Avril Lavine found a dead rabbit among her fan mail in Japan and Dolly Parton was left with a human child on her porch (living thankfully, in hopes Dolly would raise it).
Seems to me, like it takes more than just dedication to cut off you own ear or give up your child for a favorite star. Are fans literally going insane for their favorite celebrities?