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Shia LaBeouf Might Be Getting Sued For Plagiarism! Plus, Did He Also Plagiarize Tiger Woods In His Apology?!

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Shia LaBeouf has apologized for plagiarizing his short film HowardCantour.com.

Maybe it's the fact that his apology was ALSO plagiarized, but it just wasn't good enough for wronged author Daniel Clowes, who is reportedly looking at his legal options against Shia.

Clowes' editor Eric Reynolds wrote:

"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."

Shia has since taken to Twitter to make a more genuine attempt at an apology. He tweeted:

It's certainly not financial remunerations for theft, but it's a start, right?

Only, the first tweet is actually from Tiger Woods' 2009 public apology for cheating.

And the second is from General Robert McNamara's book about the Vietnam conflict.

WTF?? Well, Shia did at least write one original thing. He tweeted:

Too little too late, Shia? Just might be so…

[Image via Twitter/DanielClowes.com.]

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8 comments to “Shia LaBeouf Might Be Getting Sued For Plagiarism! Plus, Did He Also Plagiarize Tiger Woods In His Apology?!”

  1. 1

    UGH Shia, could you be anymore of a dickhead? How friking rude to steal someone else's work and try to pass it off as your own. Are you seriously that unoriginal that you can't even think up your own apology, that is sooooooo lame.
    I hope the Author sues you, being an Author myself I know how much time and effort, how much blood, sweat and tears goes into creating an original piece.
    Its disgusting that Shia tried to claim a piece of this persons soul as his own.

  2. 2

    my co-worker's half-sister makes $78/hr on the internet. She has been without a job for 6 months but last month her payment was $15785 just working on the internet for a few hours. check this site out…..WWW.Rush64.ℂOM

  3. squashy says – reply to this


    Last tweet was actually a lift of Kayne to Taylor Swift: “It Starts With This, I’m Sorry Taylor…”

  4. 4

    So this guy just thinks the whole thing is really funny and a big joke? That may very well be, but it would appear that the joke will be on him in the end, either through the courts or a settlement. Not to forget the HUGE hit this has taken upon his reputation, which is basically mud right now.

  5. eric says – reply to this


    So kind of like all your news stories? Lifted from better reporters. But mostly completely made up!

  6. 6

    So the rude obnoxious self absorbed little asshole he played on "Even Steven" really was Shia playing himself!! Always thought that to be the case! And then adding insult to the mix… the jerk becomes a fucking movie star when his much more talented co-star is nowhere to be seen these days!

  7. @v@ says – reply to this


    Sigh…does the copy and paste generation think that kind of thing is ok?

  8. No Fun What so Ever says – reply to this


    Re: lastonestanding – WHAT JOKE ,,,,,,,,