Yikes! It looks like Shia LaBeouf is on a plagiarizing streak! At first, the 27-year-old actor copied his short film HowardCantour.com.
Then he apologized but the apology was actually another plagiarism on its own!
Eric Reynolds, Daniel Clowes’ editor, says, “His apology is a non-apology, absolving himself of the fact that he actively misled, at best, and lied, at worst, about the genesis of the film. No one ‘assumes’ authorship for no reason. He implied authorship in the film credits itself, and has gone even further in interviews. He clearly doesn’t get it, and that’s disturbing. I’m not sure if it’s more disturbing that he plagiarized, or that he could rationalize it enough to think it was OK and that he might actually get away with it.”
So, of course, the big boy that he is, Shia again apologized on Twitter, saying, “I have let my family down, and I regret those transgressions with all my heart.” He continued, “I was wrong, terribly wrong. I owe it to future generations to explain why.”
We thought those tweets would’ve made everything better, but think again! His first tweet is actually from Tiger Woods’ 2009 public apology for infidelity! The second one is from General Robert McNamara’s book.
Shia then concluded his tweet by saying, “It starts with this… I’m sorry @danielclowes.”
What’s going on with the “Transformers” actor? Is he going through a quarter-life crisis? What do you guys think? Hit the comments below and tweet us @PopStopTV.