Jared Leto received a human ear in the mail & wore it as a necklace: really?

No one pays attention to actor/musician Jared Leto, not even when he lost 30 pounds to play an AIDs victim and a transsexual, rendering him almost unrecognizable. So I don’t know what kind of response to expect with this story, as outrageous as it is. Leto was interviewed on UK radio station XFM to promote his band 30 Seconds To Mars. He was asked about the strangest thing he’s ever been sent by a fan, and he claimed it was an actual ear. I listened to the audio (at 7:15 in the embedded audio on this page) and he sounds totally serious about it and not like he’s joking. He then claims offhand that he poked a hole in the ear and wore it as a necklace, but that part sounds like he’s just being macabre.

So will people care that fans are sending Jared Leto actual body parts? Were said body parts from a living person or just from a cadaver, say from someone crazy who has access to dead bodies on the regular? This story leaves so many questions unanswered, and what’s worse is the lack of follow-up from Leto. He drops this huge bombshell and then never reveals if he notified authorities that someone mailed him a damn human ear. That’s what allegedly happened though.

Jared Leto gets a lot of letters, gifts and photos from fans, but there’s one present that stuck out above all the rest.

In an interview with XFM, the 30 Seconds To Mars frontman, 41, revealed that a fan sent him their severed ear in the mail.

“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. You get all kinds of wonderful things,” Leto explained before describing the weirdest thing he’s ever received.

“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,” he quipped, confessing what he did with the gross gift.

“I poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace,” Leto joked, letting admirers know, “Just don’t put your entire body in a case and send it to us.”

Leto, who is also an actor, has some devoted (and bizarre) fans, that’s for sure.

[From The Huffington Post]

Why would he assume that someone cut off their ear for him? If all they wrote was “are you listening,” wouldn’t he think the ear was obtained in some other (easier) way, like from a morgue? I don’t know why I care so much about this story, it just bothers me that he never contacted the FBI or whomever would be responsible for body parts sent through the mail. (It seems like it would be the FBI.) Or maybe he did contact them and revealing that part of the story or focusing on it too much creeps him out. I don’t know why I’m taking him seriously, this probably never happened and he’s just pulling dead ear stories out of his ass. Since people barely talked about him when he became an emaciated woman, he’s got to up his game somewhat.

Jared Leto is shown at the airport earlier this month. Credit: Pacific Coast News. He’s also shown at Much Music on 9-13-12. Credit: WENN.com. Photo of him on set in character is from December, 2012. Credit: FameFlynet

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  1. Hannah says:

    “pulling dead ear stories out of his ass”. God, what a great phrase! *lol*

  2. T.Fanty says:

    Urgh. He’s like a dirty James Franco.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      In what world does Franco look clean?

    • mata says:

      Yes! Yes! Yes! I could never put my finger on what it is that annoys me about him, but that’s it. Same pretentious BS for the sake of being pretentious and full of shit.

  3. RocketMerry says:


  4. Lolly says:

    @least he didn’t eat it..

  5. K-rock says:

    He used to be so hot. :(

  6. GoodCapon says:


    Perhap it was an extremely well-made fake ear though?

  7. Sunny says:

    Does anyone know the brand of the Tshirt he’s wearing in the last pic? The skull (I think?) and cross one.

  8. Jaq says:

    Creepy but I love Jared Leto. I’ve always been a fan.

  9. NerdMomma says:

    I can’t believe he didn’t assume he had a stalker or a serial killer on his hands.

  10. serena says:

    He needs to shave, put on some more weight and find a cute steady girlfriend.

  11. hayley says:

    met him before a 30stm show a year or two ago, he was nice but really full of himself.

  12. mata says:

    The most shocking thing about this to me is that Jared Leto actually still has fans.

  13. Jacqueline says:

    More like, “your music makes me want to cut my ears off” lol

  14. Sweet Dee says:

    IMO, his best work was Requiem for a Dream, and that was not ear-hack-worthy.

    I’ll submit that a medical student cut it off a cadaver. They would have more sharp tools than a mortician, though it could also be an autopsy doc. Autopsy student! Docs are generally smarter and have something to lose by mailing parts.

  15. Beatriz says:

    What in the David Lynch hell…

  16. Source says:

    Sometimes smoking hot guys hate that they’re known for being really pretty, so they do everything they can to make themselves gross because they want to be appreciated for their “art.”

    I’m sure Jared would be happy to know that those who used to find him attractive, now find him repulsive.

  17. poola says:

    He has always come across to me as someone way to concerned with his image, like he thinks he’s going to get massive kudos for these rolls where he dramatically alters his appearance

  18. hayley says:

    andddd he put up a picture of the ear in case we didnt believe him. lovely.

  19. TheRealTea says:

    He can still get it….something about him is just…hawt. *hangs head in shame”. I just never got over Jordan Catilano.