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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