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Shia LaBeouf 'Retires From Public Life' Because Of Attacks On His 'Artistic Integrity' [UPDATED]

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Shia LaBeouf. Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images
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[UPDATE: LaBeouf took his dumb hashtag #stopcreating to the skies today. Neat.]

Looks like former Even Steven and current serial plagiarist/celebrity troll Shia LaBeouf is throwing in the towel.

The actor apparently announced his retirement from public life via Twitter, capping off a bizarre few weeks where he went on an insane copying spree.

LaBeouf fired off a series of tweets early Friday morning, announcing that he was retiring from public life due to "attacks against my artistic integrity," which is hilariously ironic considering what he's done.

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The #stopcreating tweet is apparently in reference to the cease-and-desist letter LaBeouf received from Daniel Clowes' attorney, which he posted online. LaBeouf's current cover photo on his Twitter page is the letter with everything Sharpie-d out except for the words, "he must stop all efforts to create."

The whole episode began when his short film, HowardCantour.com, was exposed as an almost word-for-word copy of Clowes' graphic novel "Justin M. Damiano."

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Since then, LaBeouf has been on an epic apology spree, only he has been plagiarizing his apologies, from Lena Dunham to Kanye West to some random person on Yahoo Answers. LaBeouf even hired a skywriter to spell out an apology to Clowes over Los Angeles, even though Clowes lives in Oakland.

We're wondering if his desire to quit is legit, or if he will pull a Joaquin Phoenix and re-emerge a few months later. Oh, who are we kidding, he'll probably just plagiarize something else on Twitter in a couple of days.

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