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Shia LaBeouf Skywrites His Latest Plagiarism Apology

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If nobody will hear how sorry Shia LaBeouf is about plagiarizing on Twitter, then he'll resort to skywriting. The actor posted a Twitter pic on Jan. 1 of a message in the L.A. skies that read, "I am sorry Daniel Clowes."

The best part about it is that according to Clowes' online bio, he apparently lives in Oakland, not L.A.

Over the past few days, the Transformers actor has taken to Twitter to express his remorse over lifting ideas and word-for-word excerpts from graphic artist Clowes' work in his short film. He also apologized for basically copying a plethora of apology tweets from Tiger Woods to Robert McNamara.

His stream-of-consciousness type of tweets jumped around from feeling sorry to being defensive. Here are some of the highlights:

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However, LaBeouf has a New Year's resolution he seems to be breaking:

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Bleeding Cool had an email exchange with LaBeouf and asked him, "Is the repurposing of other people’s apologies for your own on Twitter art… or laziness?" LaBeouf's response:

Both I never asked to be paid

And never profited off anyone’s back

acting is Plagiarism

Like magicians

We tell you we’re gonna lie to you

Bleeding Cool did a quick search to make sure the actor didn't plagiarize his responses and it looks like he didn't. Good luck deciphering LaBeouf's own words.

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