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Shia LaBeouf Skywrites His Latest Plagiarism Apology
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 HowardCantour.com 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:
I lifted the text, probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago.— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 21, 2013
Sorry to my cast re:the massive disruption it's caused their lives. There's no one who wants this over more than I do. I'd like my life back— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 22, 2013
I made a hurtful and thoughtless comment on Sunday when I said that "I wanted my life back."— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 23, 2013
I am sorry for the hurt and pain that my actions caused. This is not a publicity stunt.— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 29, 2013
When I first received the allegations of plagiarism, I could not deny the facts. While the content was not identical, the subject matter was— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 30, 2013
Mr. Clowes, I can only ask that you view my apology as a stepping stone toward repairing this misunderstanding between us. I'm sorry.— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 31, 2013
However, LaBeouf has a New Year's resolution he seems to be breaking:
2014 Resolution - I need to work on being a less controversial tweeter.— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 31, 2013
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
We tell you we’re gonna lie to you